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blow drier
blow dryer
blow fly
blow gas
blow hot and cold
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blow out definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out, blow]
2: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles" [syn: snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench] [ant: ignite, light]
3: erupt in an uncontrolled manner; "The oil well blew out"

Merriam Webster's

verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to extinguish by a gust 2. to dissipate (itself) by blowing used of storms 3. to defeat easily 4. to damage severely <she blew out her right knee in the marathon> intransitive verb 1. to become extinguished by a gust 2. to erupt out of control used of an oil or gas well

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. If you blow out a flame or a candle, you blow at it so that it stops burning. I blew out the candle. PHRASAL VERB: V P n (not pron), also V n P 2. see also blowout

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms


Moby Thesaurus

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