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blowoutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbləʊ.aʊt/ us   /ˈbloʊ.aʊt/
(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)
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