blowout Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “blowout” in the English Dictionary

"blowout" in British English

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blowoutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbləʊ.aʊt/  us   /ˈbloʊ-/

blowout noun [C] (EXPLOSION)

mainly US a ​suddenexplosion of a ​tyre on a ​roadvehicle while it is ​movingquickly

blowout noun [C] (MEAL)

UK informal a very ​largemeal

blowout noun [C] (PARTY)

US informal a ​largeparty or ​socialoccasion
(Definition of blowout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blowout" in American English

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blowoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbloʊˌɑʊt/

blowout noun [C] (AIR BURST)

a ​suddenbursting and ​release of ​air from a ​tire on a ​movingvehicle: He ​narrowlyavertedcrashing into another ​car after the blowout.

blowout noun [C] (SPORTS VICTORY)

a ​sportscompetition in which one ​sidewins by a very ​largeamount: If the ​game is a blowout, ​fansstart to ​leave before it’s over.
(Definition of blowout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"blowout" in Business English

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blowoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbləʊaʊt/ informal
STOCK MARKET a ​shortperiod of ​time during which ​shares are ​sold for a high ​price: blowout in sth While there was a blowout in ​hi-techshares in the US ​overnight, ​internetshares in the UK ​performed in a more subdued ​fashion.
ECONOMICS a very difficult ​economicperiod during which ​companieslosemoney and ​peoplelosejobs: The blowout ​hitjobs in the ​financesectorhardest.
FINANCE a sudden large ​increase in the ​price of something: blowout in sth The blowout in the ​price of ​gas and electricity is having an ​effect on ​domesticbills.
(Definition of blowout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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