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1. blow

noun. ['ˈbloʊ'] a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon.

Synonyms

  • box
  • whang
  • stab
  • scrap
  • poke
  • fighting
  • pound
  • knockdown
  • knockout
  • whip
  • hammering
  • stroke
  • pounding
  • boot
  • clout
  • knock
  • swat
  • KO
  • shot
  • whack
  • swing
  • thump
  • combat
  • thwack
  • thrust
  • kicking
  • slug
  • counterblow
  • whiplash
  • wallop
  • clip
  • smack
  • rap
  • belt
  • lick
  • smacker
  • backhander
  • kick
  • kayo
  • smacking
  • lash
  • hammer
  • punch
  • knife thrust
  • fight
  • stinger
  • slap
  • biff

Antonyms

  • weak
  • inflexibility
  • disparage
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word blow


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dry your razor by using a blow dryer.

2. Verb, base form
These fibers will blow all around before finally settling somewhere on the ground.

3. Preposition or subordinating conjunction
Also, blow the debris away from the USB port instead of deeper down into it.

4. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Also, winds often blow overhead sprays off target, wasting misdirected water and increasing evaporation.

Quotes containing the word blow


1. One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.
- Jacqueline Leo

2. I'm a grenade and at some point I'm going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

3. These wars appear also to have given its death blow to colonialism and to imperialism in its colonial form, under which weaker peoples were treated as possessions to be economically exploited. At least we hope that such colonialism is on the way out.
- Emily Greene Balch

2. blow

noun. ['ˈbloʊ'] an impact (as from a collision).

Synonyms

  • impact
  • jounce
  • sideswipe
  • shock
  • bang
  • buffeting
  • smash
  • pounding
  • knock
  • jolt
  • concussion
  • bash
  • smack
  • rap
  • belt
  • strike
  • bump
  • jar
  • slap

Antonyms

  • lengthen
  • detach
  • unclip
  • unbelt

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. blow

verb. ['ˈbloʊ'] be blowing or storming.

Synonyms

  • storm
  • waft
  • bluster
  • breeze
  • set in

Antonyms

  • veil
  • deflate
  • rush
  • converge

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. blow

verb. ['ˈbloʊ'] exhale hard.

Synonyms

  • heave
  • huff
  • breathe out
  • insufflate
  • chuff
  • puff
  • exhale
  • expire
  • gasp

Antonyms

  • pay up
  • keep track
  • attend
  • pass

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. blow

verb. ['ˈbloʊ'] free of obstruction by blowing air through.

Synonyms

  • eject
  • discharge
  • exhaust
  • expel

Antonyms

  • arrange
  • order
  • deposit
  • stifle

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. blow

verb. ['ˈbloʊ'] be in motion due to some air or water current.

Synonyms

  • travel
  • tide
  • stream
  • waft
  • be adrift
  • go
  • locomote
  • drift
  • float

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • follow
  • fall

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. blow

noun. ['ˈbloʊ'] an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.

Synonyms

  • occurrent
  • occurrence
  • happening
  • whammy
  • setback
  • black eye
  • reversal
  • natural event

Antonyms

  • cheer
  • unlash
  • untie
  • make peace

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. blow

verb. ['ˈbloʊ'] shape by blowing.

Synonyms

  • shape

Antonyms

  • complain
  • exhale

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. blow

noun. ['ˈbloʊ'] an unpleasant or disappointing surprise.

Synonyms

  • shock
  • surprise

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • pull

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. blow

verb. ['ˈbloʊ'] make a sound as if blown.

Synonyms

  • go

Antonyms

  • attach
  • strengthen

Etymology

  • blo (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowe (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • blawan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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