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
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
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
, 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
, screw up
, ball up
, bollix up
, louse up
up}, mess up
, fuck up
8: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
on his insincere friends" [syn: waste
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:
, 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
, shoot a line
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"