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English definition of “blow”

blow

verb (DESTROY)    /bləʊ/ US  /bloʊ/ (blew, blown)
[T] to cause something to be destroyed by a bomb, technical failure, etc.: His car had been blown to pieces.Destroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingExploding and erupting [I or T] If an electrical fuse (= a short, thin piece of wire) blows, or if something electrical blows a fuse, the device it is fitted to stops working because it is receiving too much electricity.Exploding and erupting [I] informal If a tyre blows, it suddenly gets a hole in it and goes flat.Exploding and erupting blow sth sky-high to seriously damage something by making it explode: The explosion blew the building sky-high.Exploding and erupting
(Definition of blow verb (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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