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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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Words that Rhyme with Blow Up

  • closeup
  • strupp
  • trupp
  • stupp
  • schrupp
  • schlup
  • lay-up
  • krupp
  • grupp
  • yup
  • sup
  • shupp
  • schupp
  • ruppe
  • rupp
  • pup
  • knupp
  • hupp
  • cupp
  • cup
  • chupp
  • bupp
  • upp

Example sentences of the word blow-up


1. Noun Phrase
The name is derived from the French word meaning "to blow up."

2. Noun Phrase
For this game, blow up several dozen balloons in two different colors.

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. up

adverb. ['ˈʌp'] spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position.

Synonyms

  • upwards
  • upwardly

Antonyms

  • downwards
  • downwardly
  • downward

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. up

adjective. ['ˈʌp'] being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level.

Synonyms

  • leading
  • risen
  • upfield
  • ahead
  • in the lead
  • dormie
  • heavenward
  • sprouted
  • aweigh
  • ascending
  • upward
  • dormy
  • upbound
  • high

Antonyms

  • down
  • low
  • fragrant
  • sober

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. up

verb. ['ˈʌp'] raise.

Antonyms

  • low spirits

Etymology

  • upp (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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