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blow

b loh

  • n  a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    a blow on the head
  • n  an impact (as from a collision)
  • n  an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
  • n  an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
  • n  a strong current of air
  • n  street names for cocaine
  • n  forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
    he gave his nose a loud blow
  • v  exhale hard
    blow on the soup to cool it down
  • v  be blowing or storming
  • v  free of obstruction by blowing air through
    blow one's nose
  • v  be in motion due to some air or water current
    The leaves were blowing in the wind
  • v  make a sound as if blown
  • v  shape by blowing
  • v  make a mess of, destroy or ruin
  • v  spend thoughtlessly; throw away
  • v  spend lavishly or wastefully on
  • v  sound by having air expelled through a tube
  • v  play or sound a wind instrument
  • v  provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
  • v  cause air to go in, on, or through
  • v  cause to move by means of an air current
  • v  spout moist air from the blowhole
  • v  leave; informal or rude
  • v  lay eggs
    certain insects are said to blow
  • v  cause to be revealed and jeopardized
    The double agent was blown by the other side
  • v  show off
  • v  allow to regain its breath
    blow a horse
  • v  melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
  • v  burst suddenly

  • Poland's brash union organizer stood up to the Kremlin and dealt the Eastern bloc a fatal blow.
  • Tensions between NCLB believers and the blow-up-the-schools group were one reason the Bush Department of Education felt like "a pressure cooker," says Neuman, who left the .
  • Hold the phone up to your lips and blow; four "holes" appear on your touch screen allowing you to play almost any scale (which you select under Settings).
News & Articles

  • High winds blow the roof off a Mishawaka building
    Sometimes people use the expression "it was enough to blow your roof off" when the wind very is strong. Wednesday night's storms were in fact that strong.In downtown Mishawaka just off of Main St. and
    June 13, 2013 - FOX 28 South Bend
  • Blow-dry bars heating up in South Florida
    You can insurance your home, your car, your life, and now, even your hair — at least if you style it at one of the new blow-dry bars heating things up in South Florida.        
    June 11, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel
  • Blow-dry bars creating hot summer deals in South Florida
    You can insurance your home, your car, your life, and now, even your hair — at least if you style it at one of the new blow-dry bars heating things up in South Florida.        
    June 11, 2013 - Sun-Sentinel
Quotes

  • Keith Richards in DivineCaroline
    Beaumont quoted Richards as saying, "I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared ...... It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive."
  • President Bush in Times Online
    Some say the gains we are making in Iraq come too late,Mr Bush said. "They are mistaken. It is never too late to deal a blow to al-Qaeda. It is never too late to advance freedom. And it is never too late to support our troops in a fight...
  • Barack Obama in Boston Globe
    Violence is a dead end,Obama said. "It is a sign of neither courage nor power to shoot rockets at sleeping children, or to blow up old women on a bus. That is not how moral authority is claimed; that is how it is surrendered."

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