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English definition of “blow sb out”

blow sb out

informal phrasal verb with blow     /bləʊ/ US  /bloʊ/ verb (blew, blown)
to disappoint someone by not meeting them or not doing something that you had arranged to do together: She was supposed to go to that party with me, but she blew me out.Refusing and rejecting
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