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Definition of "blow" []

  • To be in a state of motion. Used of the air or of wind. (verb-intransitive)
  • To move along or be carried by or as if by the wind: Her hat blew away. (verb-intransitive)
  • To expel a current of air, as from the mouth or from a bellows. (verb-intransitive)
  • To produce a sound by expelling a current of air, as in sounding a wind instrument or a whistle. (verb-intransitive)
  • To breathe hard; pant. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blow" in a sentence
  • "Hydraulic riveting has demonstrated not only that the work could be as well done without a blow, but that it could be _better done without a blow_, and that the riveted material was stronger when so secured than when subjected to the more severe treatment under impact."
  • "A blow upon the eye will cause you to "see stars"; a similar _blow_ upon the ear will cause you to _hear_ an explosive sound."
  • "I. ii.13 (259,5) [that may blow No sneaping rinds] _That may blow_ is a"