blow Definition

  • 1to move and make currents of air, or to be moved or make something move on a current of air
  • 2to cause something to explode or break into small pieces
  • 3to hit someone with the hand or a weapon

Using blow: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "blow" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The wind is blowing hard today.

  • Example

    The explosion blew out all the windows in the building.

  • Example

    He blew on his soup to cool it down.

  • Example

    The boxer was blown away by his opponent's punch.

blow Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with blow

  • blow one's mind

    to cause someone to feel overwhelmed or amazed


    The concert was so amazing, it blew my mind.

  • to do something to release energy or tension


    After a long day at work, he likes to go to the gym to blow off steam.

  • to keep changing one's opinion or attitude about something


    I can't tell if she likes me or not, she keeps blowing hot and cold.


Summary: blow in Brief

The verb 'blow' [bloʊ] refers to moving air or causing something to move on a current of air, as well as causing something to explode or hitting someone. It includes phrases like 'blow one's mind,' meaning to overwhelm or amaze, and 'blow off steam,' meaning to release energy or tension. 'Blow' also has the idiomatic expression 'blow hot and cold,' which means to keep changing one's opinion or attitude about something.

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