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blow pronunciación 1
verb (past tense blew , past participle blown or (only in sense 12) blowed , present participle blowing )
1 intr said of a current of air or wind, etc: to be moving, especially rapidly.
2 (often blow along or down, etc ) tr & intr to move or be moved by a current of air or wind, etc.
3 to send (a current of air) from the mouth.
4 to form or shape (eg bubbles, glass) by blowing air from the mouth.
5 (often blow something off or out or in or up, etc ) to shatter or destroy something by an explosion.
6 to produce a sound from (an instrument, etc) by blowing into it.
7 to clear something by blowing through it blow one's nose .
8 colloq
a to make (an electric fuse) melt and so interrupt the circuit;
b (also blow out) intr said of an electric fuse: to melt, causing an interruption in the flow of current.
9 to break into (a safe, etc) using explosives.
10 colloq to spoil or bungle (an opportunity, etc) He had his chance, and he blew it .
11 colloq to spend a large amount of money, especially quickly or recklessly.
12 slang often used in mild curses, expressions of annoyance, astonishment, etc: to damn, curse or blast Blow the expense, let's get a taxi Well I'll be blowed!
13 (often blow the gaff or blow one's or someone's cover) slang to disclose or give away (something secret or confidential).
14 tr & intr , chiefly US slang to leave (a place) quickly and suddenly.
15 intr to breathe heavily puffing and blowing after the jog .
16 said of a whale: to exhale a spout of air and water through a hole in the top of its head There she blows!
17 said of an insect, especially a fly: to deposit eggs on or in something.
1 an act or example of blowing.
2 a spell of exposure to fresh air Let's go for a blow on the cliffs .
interjection (also blow it!) expressing annoyance; damn!
[Anglo-Saxon blawan ]
blow hot and cold on something or someone colloq to keep changing one's mind about (an idea, plan, person, etc).
blow one's or someone's cover slang to reveal one's or someone's true identity.
blow one's or someone's mind slang to become or make someone become intoxicated or ecstatic under the influence of a drug or of some exhilarating experience.
blow one's own trumpet colloq to praise one's own abilities and achievements.
blow one's stack or top colloq to explode in anger; to lose one's temper.
blow something sky-high to destroy it completely.
blow the whistle on someone colloq to inform on them for doing something illegal.
blow the whistle on something colloq to expose (something deceitful or illegal, etc).
I'll be blowed or blow me! or blow me down! Brit slang expressions of surprise, etc (see verb 12 above).
blow someone away orig N Am slang
1 to murder them with a gun.
2 to surprise and excite them The percussion in the second movement just blew me away .
blow something away to disprove (eg a hypothesis, theory, etc).
blow in colloq to turn up casually or unexpectedly. See also blow-in.
blow out
a said of a tyre: to burst; to puncture suddenly and forcibly when in use;
b said of an electric fuse: to melt or blow (see verb 8b above);
c (usu blow itself out) said of a storm, etc: to let up, or become weaker or extinguished. See also blow-out.
blow over said of a quarrel, threat, storm, etc: to pass by, especially without having any harmful or lasting effect; to die down.
blow through Aust colloq to leave, especially quickly or abruptly. Also shoot through.
blow up
1 colloq said of a person: to explode in anger.
2 to fill up or swell up with air or gas.
3 to explode The truck hit the bridge and blew up . See also verb 5 above.
blow something up
1 to inflate (eg a balloon).
2 to produce a larger version of (a photograph, etc).
3 colloq to make it seem more serious or important than it really is.
4 to destroy it by way of an explosion.

blow pronunciación 2
1 a forceful stroke or knock with the hand or with a weapon.
2 a sudden shock or misfortune.
[15c, first as Northern English and Scots blaw ]
at a blow by a single action; suddenly.
come to blows to start or end up fighting.

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