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      vb   , blows, blowing, blew, blown  
1    (of a current of air, the wind, etc.) to be or cause to be in motion  
2    intr   to move or be carried by or as if by wind or air  
a feather blew in through the window     
3    to expel (air, cigarette smoke, etc.) through the mouth or nose  
4    to force or cause (air, dust, etc.) to move (into, in, over, etc.) by using an instrument or by expelling breath  
5    intr   to breathe hard; pant  
6    sometimes foll by: up   to inflate with air or the breath  
7    intr   (of wind, a storm, etc.) to make a roaring or whistling sound  
8    to cause (a whistle, siren, etc.) to sound by forcing air into it, as a signal, or (of a whistle, etc.) to sound thus  
9    tr   to force air from the lungs through (the nose) to clear out mucus or obstructing matter  
10    often foll by: up, down, in, etc   to explode, break, or disintegrate completely  
the bridge blew down in the gale     
11      (Electronics)   to burn out (a fuse, valve, etc.) because of excessive current or (of a fuse, valve, etc.) to burn out  
12    blow a fuse  
Slang   to lose one's temper  
13    intr   (of a whale) to spout water or air from the lungs  
14    tr   to wind (a horse) by making it run excessively  
15    to cause (a wind instrument) to sound by forcing one's breath into the mouthpiece, or (of such an instrument) to sound in this way  
16    intr     (Jazz, slang)   to play in a jam session  
17    intr   (of flies) to lay eggs (in)  
18    to shape (glass, ornaments, etc.) by forcing air or gas through the material when molten  
19    intr     (Chiefly Scot., Austral., and N.Z.)   to boast or brag  
20    tr  
Slang  
a    to spend (money) freely  
b      (U.S.)   to treat or entertain  
21    tr  
Slang   to use (an opportunity) ineffectively  
22    Slang   to go suddenly away (from)  
23    tr  
Slang   to expose or betray (a person or thing meant to be kept secret)  
24    tr     (U.S.)  
slang   to inhale (a drug)  
25    intr  
Slang   to masturbate  
26    past participle   , blowed  
Informal   another word for damn (esp. in the phrases I'll be blowed, blow it!, blow me down!)  
27      (Draughts)      another word for       huff       4  
28    blow hot and cold   to vacillate  
29    blow a kiss or kisses   to kiss one's hand, then blow across it as if to carry the kiss through the air to another person  
30    blow one's own trumpet   to boast of one's own skills or good qualities  
31    blow someone's mind  
Slang  
a    (of a drug, esp. LSD) to alter someone's mental state  
b    to astound or surprise someone  
32    blow one's top or (esp. U.S. and Canadian) lid or stack  
Informal   to lose one's temper  
      n  
33    the act or an instance of blowing  
34    the sound produced by blowing  
35    a blast of air or wind  
36      (Metallurgy)  
a    a stage in the Bessemer process in which air is blasted upwards through molten pig iron  
b    the quantity of metal treated in a Bessemer converter  
37      (Mining)  
a    a rush of air into a mine  
b    the collapse of a mine roof  
38      (Jazz, slang)   a jam session  
39   
a      (Brit)      a slang name for       cannabis       2  
b      (U.S.)      a slang name for       cocaine     (See also)        blow away       blow in       blow into       blow off       blow on       blow out       blow over       blow through       blow up  
     (Old English blawan, related to Old Norse blær gust of wind, Old High German blaen, Latin flare)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
id.
Used to express one's enthusiasm about a new person, or a new thing such as an idea, plan, invention or innovation
The way she goes on about him!; you'd think he was the greatest thing since sliced bread / Wow! this video game is the best thing since sliced bread!
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
tempting someone with promise of reward (an attractive person in general) to reveal information or to test one's partner loyalty, faithfulness : can be for lovers, business partners, espionage
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
v.
(esp. of dangers, temptations, or difficulties) to trouble or harass constantly
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
Affectionate term used to address or refer to one's girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc. The acronym means Before Anything Else.
[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
a sample of the unpleasantness that one has been giving other people
[Fig.]
v.
to subject (an industry) to a business model in which services are offered on demand through direct contact between a customer and a supplier, usually via mobile technology
[Bus.] From the taxi company 'Uber', which pioneered this business model
n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
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