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English definition of “blast”

blast

verb
 
 
/blɑːst/
NOISE [I, T] (also blast out) to make a very loud noise: Rock music blasted from the speakers.Noise and noisy
MOVE [I, T] to move through something or to hit something with force: Dixon blasted the ball past the goalkeeper.Exploding and erupting
EXPLODE [T] to break through rock using explosives: They blasted a hole in the rock face.Detonation and bombardmentTearing and breaking into pieces
GUNS [T] to destroy a person or place with guns or bombsDetonation and bombardmentTearing and breaking into piecesExploding and erupting
(Definition of blast verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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