Meaning of “blowout” in the English Dictionary

"blowout" in British English

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(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 sudden bursting and release of air from a tire on a moving vehicle:

He narrowly averted crashing into another car after the blowout.

blowout noun [ C ] (SPORTS VICTORY)

a sports competition in which one side wins by a very large amount:

If the game is a blowout, fans start 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 /ˈbləʊaʊt/ us informal

STOCK MARKET a short period of time during which shares are sold for a high price:

blowout in sth While there was a blowout in hi-tech shares in the US overnight, internet shares in the UK performed in a more subdued fashion.

ECONOMICS a very difficult economic period during which companies lose money and people lose jobs:

The dot.com blowout hit jobs in the finance sector hardest.

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 domestic bills.

(Definition of “blowout” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)