"blows" in the noun sense
a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
"a blow on the head"
2. blow, bump
an impact (as from a collision
"the bump threw him off the bicycle"
3. reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes something that is thwarting or frustrating
4. shock, blow
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
"it came as a shock to learn that he was injured"
5. gust, blast, blow
a strong current of air
"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
6. coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C
street names for cocaine
7. blow, puff
forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
"he gave his nose a loud blow"
"he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
"blows" in the verb sense
"blow on the soup to cool it down"
be blowing or storming
"The wind blew from the West"
free of obstruction by blowing air through
"blow one's nose"
4. float, drift, be adrift, blow
be in motion due to some air or water current
"The leaves were blowing in the wind"
"the boat drifted on the lake"
"The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"
"the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
make a sound as if blown
"The whistle blew"
shape by blowing
"Blow a glass vase"
7. suck, blow
be inadequate or objectionable
8. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up
make a mess of, destroy or ruin
"I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"
"the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
9. waste, blow, squander
spend thoughtlessly throw away
"He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"
"You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
spend lavishly or wastefully on
"He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
sound by having air expelled through a tube
"The trumpets blew"
play or sound a wind instrument
"She blew the horn"
13. fellate, suck, blow, go down on
provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
cause air to go in, on, or through
"Blow my hair dry"
cause to move by means of an air current
"The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
spout moist air from the blowhole
"The whales blew"
17. shove off, shove along, blow
leave informal or rude
"The children shoved along"
"let's blow this place"
"certain insects are said to blow"
cause to be revealed and jeopardized
"The story blew their cover"
"The double agent was blown by the other side"
20. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade
allow to regain its breath
"blow a horse"
22. blow out, burn out, blow
melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
"The lightbulbs blew out"
"The fuse blew"
"The tire blew"
"We blew a tire"
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