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Definition of "blowout" []

  • A sudden rupture or bursting, as of an automobile tire. (noun)
  • The hole made by such a rupture. (noun)
  • A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well. (noun)
  • Slang A large party or other social affair: "Lunch was a billion-calorie blowout beside the pool” ( Vanity Fair). (noun)
  • Informal A lopsided victory or thorough defeat. (noun)

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 "blowout" in a sentence
  • "Anything less than a blowout is a loss for Clinton."
  • "A worried-looking Gary obviously thought Brad was going to say something else and just about exploded in relief when he heard the word "blowout.""
  • "In a long-term blowout, it will only be a matter of time before they are overwhelmed."