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blow1

 
pronunciation:
blo
phrases:
come to blows
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a quick, forcible hit by the fist or by a hard object.
He was knocked unconscious by a blow to his head.
synonyms:
clout, hit
similar words:
bang, beat, belt, box, buffet, chop, clip, cuff, drub, jab, lick, paste, pound, punch, rap, shot, slap, smack, stroke, whack
definition 2: a sudden disappointment or disaster.
His wife's death was a great blow to him.
synonyms:
shock
similar words:
adversity, calamity, catastrophe, reversal, tragedy
definition 3: an unexpected attack.
The Congressman endured one blow after another from his colleagues in the House.That very personal insult was a blow that seemed to take the candidate by surprise.
similar words:
assault, attack, strike
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