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English definition of “blow”

blow

noun [C] (HIT)   /bloʊ/
a hard hit with the hand or a weapon : A sharp blow on the chest sent him spinning to the floor . A blow is also an unexpected , harmful event : Her death at twenty was a terrible blow to her parents . If people come to blows, they physically fight : The brothers almost came to blows over sharing the car .
(Definition of blow noun (HIT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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