blow someone a kiss meaning, blow someone a kiss definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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kiss  

  ( kisses    plural & 3rd person present)   ( kissing    present participle)   ( kissed    past tense & past participle  )
1       v-recip   If you kiss someone, you touch them with your lips to show affection or sexual desire, or to greet them or say goodbye.  
She leaned up and kissed him on the cheek...      NON-RECIP: V n  
Her parents kissed her goodbye as she set off from their home...      V n n  
They kissed for almost half a minute...      RECIP: pl-n V  
We kissed goodbye.      pl-n V n  
      Kiss is also a noun., n-count  
I put my arms around her and gave her a kiss...     
2       verb   If you say that something kisses another thing, you mean that it touches that thing very gently.  
The wheels of the aircraft kissed the runway.      V n  
3    If you blow someone a kiss or blow a kiss, you touch the palm of your hand lightly with your lips, and then blow across your hand towards the person, in order to show them your affection.  
blow someone a kiss             phrase   V inflects  
Maria blew him a kiss...     
4    If you say that you kiss something goodbye or kiss goodbye to something, you accept the fact that you are going to lose it, although you do not want to.  
INFORMAL  
kiss something goodbye      phrase   V inflects  
I felt sure I'd have to kiss my dancing career goodbye.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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blow   [1]     ( blows    3rd person present)   ( blowing    present participle)   ( blew    past tense)   ( blown    past participle  )   (VERB USES)  
Please look at category 12 to see if the expression you are looking for is shown under another headword.     
1       verb   When a wind or breeze blows, the air moves.  
We woke to find a gale blowing outside.      V  
2       verb   If the wind blows something somewhere or if it blows there, the wind moves it there.  
Strong winds blew away most of the dust...      V n with adv  
Her cap fell off in the street and blew away...      V adv/prep  
The bushes and trees were blowing in the wind.      V, Also V n prep  
3       verb   If you blow, you send out a stream of air from your mouth.  
Danny rubbed his arms and blew on his fingers to warm them...      V prep/adv  
Take a deep breath and blow.      V  
4       verb   If you blow something somewhere, you move it by sending out a stream of air from your mouth.  
He picked up his mug and blew off the steam.      V n with adv, Also V n prep  
5       verb   If you blow bubbles or smoke rings, you make them by blowing air out of your mouth through liquid or smoke.  
He blew a ring of blue smoke.      V n  
6       verb   When a whistle or horn blows or someone blows it, they make a sound by blowing into it.  
The whistle blew and the train slid forward...      V  
A guard was blowing his whistle.      V n  
7       verb   When you blow your nose, you force air out of it through your nostrils in order to clear it.  
He took out a handkerchief and blew his nose.      V n  
8       verb   To blow something out, off, or away means to remove or destroy it violently with an explosion.  
The can exploded, wrecking the kitchen and bathroom and blowing out windows...      V n with adv  
Rival gunmen blew the city to bits.      V n prep  
9       verb   If you say that something blows an event, situation, or argument into a particular extreme state, especially an uncertain or unpleasant state, you mean that it causes it to be in that state.  
Someone took an inappropriate use of words on my part and tried to blow it into a major controversy.      V n prep  
10       verb   If you blow a large amount of money, you spend it quickly on luxuries.  
INFORMAL   My brother lent me some money and I went and blew the lot.      V n  
11       verb   If you blow a chance or attempt to do something, you make a mistake which wastes the chance or causes the attempt to fail.  
INFORMAL   He has almost certainly blown his chance of touring India this winter.      V n  
...the high-risk world of real estate, where one careless word could blow a whole deal...      V n  
Oh you fool! You've blown it!      V it  
12   
    full-blown  
    overblown  
    to blow away the cobwebs  
    cobweb  
    to blow someone's cover  
    cover  
    to blow hot and cold  
    hot  
    to blow a kiss  
    kiss  
    to blow your top  
    top  
    to blow the whistle  
    whistle   blow out  
1       phrasal verb   If you blow out a flame or a candle, you blow at it so that it stops burning.  
I blew out the candle.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
2   
    blowout   blow over      phrasal verb   If something such as trouble or an argument blows over, it ends without any serious consequences.  
Wait, and it'll all blow over.      V P   blow up  
1       phrasal verb   If someone blows something up or if it blows up, it is destroyed by an explosion.  
He was jailed for 45 years for trying to blow up a plane...      V P n (not pron)  
Their boat blew up as they slept.      V P, Also V n P  
2       phrasal verb   If you blow up something such as a balloon or a tyre, you fill it with air.  
Other than blowing up a tyre I hadn't done any car maintenance.      V P n (not pron), Also V n P  
3       phrasal verb   If a wind or a storm blows up, the weather becomes very windy or stormy.  
A storm blew up over the mountains.      V P  
4       phrasal verb   If you blow upat someone, you lose your temper and shout at them.  
INFORMAL  
(=explode)  

I'm sorry I blew up at you...      V P at n  
When Myra told Karp she'd expose his past, he blew up.      V P  
5       phrasal verb   If someone blows an incident up or if it blows up, it is made to seem more serious or important than it really is.  
Newspapers blew up the story...      V P n (not pron)  
The media may be blowing it up out of proportion...      V n P  
The scandal blew up into a major political furore.      V P prep/adv, Also V P  
6       phrasal verb   If a photographic image is blown up, a large copy is made of it.  
The image is blown up on a large screen.      be V-ed P  
...two blown up photos of Paddy.      V-ed P, Also V P n (not pron), V n P  
7   
    blow-up  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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blow  

[1]  
      vb  
1    blast, breathe, exhale, fan, pant, puff, waft  
2    flow, rush, stream, whirl  
3    bear, buffet, drive, fling, flutter, sweep, waft, whirl, whisk  
4    blare, mouth, pipe, play, sound, toot, trumpet, vibrate  
      n  
5    blast, draught, flurry, gale, gust, puff, strong breeze, tempest, wind  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
an acquaintance or relative close enough to greet by giving a kiss
adj.
name given to the Great Lakes Storm of 1913
exp.
caressing someone by touching his/her skin with the eyelashes
exp.
find a a partner for someone and act as an intermediary for the two persons to meet
exp.
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
n.
someone who talks too much
[Australia] ; [NZ]
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
adj.
brought into servitude; slave to someone
n.
someone who works as a dishwasher
[Slang]
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
n.
endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
exp.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
exp.
expression used to label someone as young and unexperienced
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
v.
remove someone from the friends list on a social networking website
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event

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