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blast

blast

 
pronunciation:
blaest
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
at full blast
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a powerful and sudden gust or stream.
A blast of wind shook the trees.
synonyms:
gust
similar words:
blare, flurry, gale, squall
definition 2: a loud and startling sound.
I woke to the blast of my alarm clock.
synonyms:
blare, scream
similar words:
bellow, clamor, honk, screech, trumpet
definition 3: an explosion.
Dynamite caused the blast.
synonyms:
detonation, explosion
similar words:
burst, flash
phrase: at full blast
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: blasted, blasting, blasts
definition 1: to make a loud and startling sound with.
The patrol car blasted its siren.
similar words:
trumpet
definition 2: to ruin.
An injury blasted his hopes of playing in the big game.
synonyms:
annihilate, blight, destroy, ruin
similar words:
devastate, eradicate, exterminate, wipe out
definition 3: to open up with an explosion.
They are blasting a tunnel for the railway.
similar words:
dynamite, open
derivation: blaster (n.)