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blow

verb uk   /bləʊ/ us    /bloʊ/ (blew, blown)

blow verb (SEND OUT AIR)

B1 [I or T] to move and make currents of air, or to be moved or make something move on a current of air: The wind was blowing harder every minute. The letter blew away and I had to run after it. A gale-force wind had blown the fence down. I blew the dust off the books. I wish you wouldn't blow smoke in my face.C2 [I or T] to make a sound by forcing air out of your mouth and through an instrument, or to make a sound when someone does this: Ann blew a few notes on the trumpet. He scored the winning goal just before the whistle blew. [T] to blow air down a tube into a piece of heated soft glass, in order to shape it into an object: a beautiful blown glass vaseblow your nose B1 to force air from your lungs and through your nose to clear itblow sb a kiss ( also blow a kiss to/at sb) to kiss your hand and blow on it in the direction of someone
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blow verb (DESTROY)

[T] to cause something to be destroyed by a bomb, technical failure, etc.: His car had been blown to pieces. [I or T] If an electrical fuse (= a short, thin piece of wire) blows, or if something electrical blows a fuse, the device it is in stops working because it is receiving too much electricity. [I] informal If a tyre blows, it suddenly gets a hole in it and goes flat.blow sth sky-high to seriously damage something by making it explode: The explosion blew the building sky-high.
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blow verb (SPEND)

[T] informal to spend a large amount of money, especially on things that are not really necessary: When I got paid I blew it all on a night out.

blow

noun uk   /bləʊ/ us    /bloʊ/

blow noun (HIT)

C2 [C] a hard hit with a hand or a weapon: a sharp blow to the stomach
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blow noun (BAD EVENT)

C2 [C] an unexpected event that has a damaging effect on someone or something: Losing his job was a severe blow to his confidence. Her death came as a terrible blow to her parents.
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blow noun (AIR)

[C usually singular] an act of blowing: a blow on the trumpet It took him three blows to get all the candles out. [C usually singular] UK old-fashioned a walk in the fresh air: Shall we go out for a blow?

blow noun (DRUG)

[U] UK slang →  cannabis [U] US slang →  cocaine
(Definition of blow from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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