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blow

noun [C]
 
 
/bləʊ/
DISAPPOINTMENT a shock or disappointment: Losing his job was a terrible blow to him.Surprising and shockingMaking people sad, shocked and upsetPreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
HIT a hard hit with a hand or heavy object: He suffered serious blows to the head during the attack.Hitting and beatingPunishing by causing pain
INSTRUMENT the act of blowing something or blowing into an instrument or other object: a blow on the whistleNoises made by the body
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