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Third person singular
- (transitive & intransitive) If wind, air, etc. blows, it moves.
- The wind is blowing and the trees are moving.
- The wind blew the paper down the street.
- (intransitive) If something blows, the air moves it.
- His hat blew off.
- I could see some grass where the snow had blown away.
- Her gray hair blew across her face in the wind.
- Last fall, a storm blew through this town tearing up trees.
- (transitive & intransitive) If you blow, you push air out of your mouth or nose.
- She blew her nose into a tissue.
- He put his mouth in the water and blew bubbles for a few seconds.
- He hopes to celebrate his 25th birthday by blowing out the candles.
- (transitive & intransitive) If a horn, whistle, etc. blows, it makes a sound.
- When the final whistle blew, Arsenal had won the game 2 -- 0.
- (transitive & intransitive) If something blows up, it explodes.
- The car blew up as it drove over the bomb.
- (transitive) If something blows you away, it surprises or impresses you.
- We were blown away. We couldnt believe that a ten-year-old could do that.
- (intransitive) If you blow up, you get angry.
- I dropped the cake and she totally blew up on me.
- (transitive & intransitive) If something blows up, it gets bigger.
- Can you blow that picture up a bit more? I can't see it clearly.
- (transitive & intransitive) If something is blown off, away, or out, apart, etc., it is damaged by an explosion or a bullet.
- BANG! The shot blew off one of his fingers.
- The truck he was driving was blown apart by a roadside bomb.
- They put the guns to their heads and blew their brains out.
- The blast had blown a hole in the wall.
- (transitive) If you blow something, you do not do it successfully.
- I can't believe it. You almost had it, but you blew it.
- (transitive) If you blow money, you spend it, often without being careful.
- (transitive & intransitive) If a piece of equipment blows, it stops working because there is an electrical problem.
- (transitive & intransitive) If a tire blows, it gets a hole, letting out its air quickly.
- His little joke had been blown out of proportion and he'd gotten in a lot of trouble.
- The car blew a tire on the way to our campsite.
- (transitive) If something is blown out of proportion, it is exaggerated.
- (transitive) If you blow by something, you move past it very quickly.
- (transitive) If you blow someone, you perform oral sex on them.
- (countable) A blow is a hit.
- He spent two days in hospital after a serious blow to the head.
- The thought struck like a blow to the chest.
- (countable) A blow is something bad that happens.
- The team was dealt a terrible blow when goalie Ryan Francis was killed.
- The final blow came when his wife left.
- To soften the blow, the government will send one-time payments to everyone involved.
- The town suffered a severe blow when the car factory shut down.
- (countable) A blow is an action of blowing.
- He gave a quick blow on the whistle.
- (slang) Cocaine.