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     n 1: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the
     2: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the
        bicycle" [syn: bump]
     3: an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something
        that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal,
     4: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock
        to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock]
     5: a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by
        the gust" [syn: gust, blast]
     6: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his
        nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a
        single puff" [syn: puff]
     v 1: exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
     2: be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West."
     3: free of obstruction by blowing air through: "blow one's
     4: be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves
        were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake";
        "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the
        shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore" [syn: float,
         drift, be adrift]
     5: make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
     6: shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
     7: make a mess of, destroy or ruin [syn: botch, bumble, fumble,
         botch up, muff, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil,
         muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks,
         bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, {foul
        up}, mess up, fuck up]
     8: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
        on his insincere friends" [syn: waste, squander] [ant:
     9: spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on
        his new home theater" [syn: squander] [ant: save]
     10: sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets
     11: play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
     12: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation [syn:
         fellate, go down on]
     13: cause air to go in, on, or through: "Blow my hair dry"
     14: cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the
         leaves around in the yard"
     15: spout moist air from the blowhole, as of some marine
         mammals; "The whales blew"
     16: leave; informal or rude: "shove off!"; "The children shoved
         along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along]
     17: lay eggs; of certain insects
     18: cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their
         cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
     19: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag,
          gas, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]
     20: allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
     21: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs
         blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out]
     22: burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"