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English definition of “blow”

blow

verb [I/T] (DESTROY)   /bloʊ/ (past tense blew  /blu/, past participle blown  /bloʊn/)
to destroy something in an explosion or to be destroyed in this way: [T] The gas explosion blew a huge hole in the ground. [M] The explosion from the gas leak blew all the windows out. infml To blow a sum of money is to spend it in a foolish way: [T] I blew my first paycheck on a night out with my friends.
(Definition of blow verb (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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