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English definition of “blast”

blast

verb [I or T] (EXPLODE)    /blɑːst/ US  /blæst/
to explode or destroy something or someone with explosives, or to break through or hit something with a similar, very strong force: A tunnel was to be blasted through the mountains. They heard the guns blasting away all night.figurative Their latest album blasted (its way) up the charts (= moved very quickly because of its popularity). → See also sandblastDestroying and demolishingDamaging and spoilingExploding and erupting
(Definition of blast verb (EXPLODE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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