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blastnoun

 us   /blæst/

blast noun (EXPLOSION)

[C] an explosion, or something sudden and violent: One blast of wind blew out a couple of windows. The symphony begins with a trumpet blast.

blast noun (ENJOYMENT)

[C usually sing] slang an exciting and enjoyable experience: The party was a blast.

blastverb

 us   /blæst/

blast verb (USE EXPLOSIVES)

[I/T] to break apart or destroy by using explosives: [I] To make the tunnel, engineers will have to blast through solid rock.

blast verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] to criticize strongly: The mayor blasted the press for not printing the facts.
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