blast Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “blast” in the English Dictionary

"blast" in British English

See all translations

blastverb

uk   /blɑːst/  us   /blæst/
  • blast verb (EXPLODE)

[I or T] to ​explode or ​destroy something or someone with ​explosives, or to ​break through or ​hit something with a ​similar, very ​strongforce: A ​tunnel was to be blasted through the ​mountains. They ​heard the ​guns blasting away all ​night.figurative Their ​latestalbum blasted (​its way) up the ​charts (= ​moved very ​quickly because of ​itspopularity).
See also

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • blast verb (NOISE)

[I or T] to make a very ​loud and ​unpleasantnoise: guns/​music blasting (away/out)
  • blast verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] informal to ​criticize someone or something ​severely: The ​administration was blasted for ​failing to ​createjobs.
Phrasal verbs

blastnoun [C]

uk   /blɑːst/  us   /blæst/
  • blast noun [C] (EXPLOSION)

an ​explosion: Three ​people were ​injured in the blast.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • blast noun [C] (AIR)

a ​suddenstrongblow of ​air: A blast ofcoldairhit him as he ​opened the ​window.
  • blast noun [C] (NOISE)

a ​suddenloudnoise: a blast ofmusic The ​coachblew three blasts on a ​whistle.
  • blast noun [C] (EVENT)

[usually singular] US informal an ​exciting or ​enjoyableexperience or ​event, often a ​party: You should have come with us last ​night - we had a ​real blast!
  • blast noun [C] (EMAIL)

US an ​emailsent by a ​company or ​organization to a ​largenumber of ​people: He ​announced in an email blast to ​supporters that he is ​suspending his ​campaign.

blastexclamation

uk   /blɑːst/  us   /blæst/ (also blast it) old-fashioned informal
(Definition of blast from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blast" in American English

See all translations

blastnoun

 us   /blæst/
  • blast noun (EXPLOSION)

[C] an ​explosion, or something ​sudden and ​violent: One blast of ​windblew out a ​couple of ​windows. The ​symphonybegins with a ​trumpet blast.
  • blast noun (ENJOYMENT)

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

blastverb

 us   /blæst/
  • blast verb (USE EXPLOSIVES)

[I/T] to ​breakapart or ​destroy by using explosives: [I] To make the ​tunnel, ​engineers will have to blast through ​solidrock.
  • blast verb (CRITICIZE)

[T] to ​criticizestrongly: The ​mayor blasted the ​press for not ​printing the ​facts.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of blast from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blast?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

carnival

(a special occasion or period of) public enjoyment and entertainment involving wearing unusual clothes, dancing, and eating and drinking, usually held in the streets of a city

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More