English definition of “blow”
/bləʊ/ verb (past tense blew, past participle blown)
WIND [I] › If the wind blows, it moves and makes currents of air: A cool sea breeze was blowing.
PERSON [I] › to force air out through your mouth: She blew on her coffee before taking a sip.
blow sth down/across/off, etc › If the wind blows something somewhere, it makes it move in that direction: The storm blew trees across the road.
MOVE [I] › to move in the wind: branches blowing in the breeze
INSTRUMENT [I, T] › to make a sound by forcing air out of your mouth and through an instrument: Ann blew a few notes on the trumpet.
MAKE [T] › to make shapes out of something by blowing it: to blow bubbles
SPEND [T] informal › to spend a lot of money quickly and without considering it seriously: Lou blew all her prize money on a diamond necklace.
blow it/your chance(s) informal › If you blow it or blow your chance, you lose an opportunity to do something by doing or saying the wrong thing: I blew it when I criticized the way she ran the office. Tom blew his chances of getting the job by arriving late for the interview.
blow your nose › to clear your nose by forcing air through it into a handkerchief (= piece of cloth or soft paper)