Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
blow2

blow2

pronunciation:
blo
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
blow over, blow up
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: blows, blowing, blew, blown
definition 1: to be in swift motion, as the air or wind.
similar words:
breeze, flow, gust, storm
definition 2: to be carried along by means of the wind.
synonyms:
drift, waft
similar words:
ride
definition 3: to expel air through the mouth.
synonyms:
exhale, expire
similar words:
pant, puff, respire
definition 4: of an instrument or the like, to emit a sound when air is forced through.
The whistle blew.
similar words:
blare, blast, sound, toot, whistle
definition 5: to become destroyed or dysfunctional because of an explosion or overload.
My tire blew yesterday.I hope the fuse doesn't blow during this thunderstorm.
similar words:
burn out, burst, bust, explode, pop
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to move or force along by means of an air current.
synonyms:
waft
similar words:
drift, fan, winnow
definition 2: to empty by forcing air through.
similar words:
empty, exhaust
definition 3: to cause to make a sound by forcing air through.
to blow a trumpet
synonyms:
toot
similar words:
blare, blast, sound, whistle
definition 4: to cause to explode (often fol. by out).
The nail in the road blew my tire.
synonyms:
burst
similar words:
explode, pop, rupture
definition 5: (informal) to spend rashly.
synonyms:
consume, dissipate, fritter away, misspend, squander, waste
similar words:
exhaust, spend, trifle
definition 6: (informal) to mess up or lose.
They blew the game in the last quarter.
synonyms:
lose, mess up, muff
similar words:
botch, bungle, flub, goof up
phrase: blow over
phrase: blow up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of blowing.
similar words:
blast, breeze, gust, waft
definition 2: a windstorm.
synonyms:
windstorm
similar words:
blast, blizzard, gale, gust, norther, squall
Word Explorer
See
  air, instrument, music