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Definition of Blow


  1. To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
  2. To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
  3. A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
  4. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
  5. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
  6. The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
  7. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
  8. To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
  9. To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  10. To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
  11. To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
  12. To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
  13. To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
  14. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
  15. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
  16. To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
  17. To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
  18. To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
  19. To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
  20. To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
  21. To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  22. To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
  23. To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).
  24. A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
  25. The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
  26. The spouting of a whale.
  27. A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
  28. An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
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Blow Translations

blow in Afrikaans is waai, slag, blaas
blow in Dutch is slag, houw, klap, mep, flap
blow in Finnish is puhaltaa
blow in French is souffler, soufflons, soufflent, soufflez, coup
blow in German is Schlag, blasen, blasen, wehen, schnaufen
blow in Italian is fendente, soffiare, folata, battuta
blow in Latin is ictus, ictus, offensio, pulsus
blow in Portuguese is soprar, sopro
blow in Spanish is golpe