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[n] forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
[n] a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
[n] an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
[n] an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle"
[n] an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
[n] a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
[v] exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
[v] free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
[v] burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
[v] melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
[v] shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
[v] allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
[v] show off
[v] cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
[v] lay eggs; of certain insects
[v] leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"
[v] 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"
[v] spout moist air from the blowhole, as of some marine mammals; "The whales blew"
[v] cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
[v] cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
[v] provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
[v] play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
[v] make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
[v] sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
[v] spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
[v] spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
[v] make a mess of, destroy or ruin
[v] be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"


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