Meaning of “blow away someone” in the English Dictionary

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blow away someone

slang
phrasal verb with blow us /bloʊ/ verb [ I/T ] past tense blew /blu/ , past participle blown /bloʊn/

(surprise)

to surprise someone very much:

Winning first prize and a full scholarship blew her away.

blow away someone

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phrasal verb with blow us /bloʊ/ verb [ I/T ] past tense blew /blu/ , past participle blown /bloʊn/

(DEFEAT)

to defeat a competitor completely:

We just got blown away yesterday, losing 12 to 0.

slang To blow someone away is also to shoot and kill a person.

(Definition of “blow away someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)