blow over - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “blow over”

See all translations

blow over

phrasal verb with blow uk   /bləʊ/  us   /bloʊ/ verb (blew, blown)

(SITUATION)

When an argument blows over, it becomes gradually less important until it ends and is forgotten: I thought that after a few days the argument would blow over.

(STORM)

When a storm blows over, it becomes gradually less strong until it ends: The storm raged all night but by morning it had blown over.
Translations of “blow over”
in Chinese (Traditional) 情況, (爭論)逐漸平息…
in Russian проходить, миновать…
in Turkish bitmek (tartışma), geçmek(fırtına), dağılmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 情况, (争论)逐渐平息…
in Polish ucichnąć…
(Definition of blow over from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blow over?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “blow over” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More