(of wind) move creating an air current
a cold breeze was blowing in off the sea
expel air through pursed lips
Will took a deep breath, and blew
he blew on his tea to cool it
(of an explosion or explosive device) displace violently or send flying
the blast had blown the windows out of the van
the aircraft was blown apart by a bomb
they blew £100,000 in just eighteen months
waste (an opportunity)
he'd been given a second chance and he'd blown it
they blew a 4–2 lead
used in various expressions to express surprise or as a mild oath
‘Well, blow me’, he said, ‘I never knew that.’
blow me down, I've got yet another idea!
‘Don't be surprised if the neighbours start talking.’ ‘Blow the neighbours!’
perform fellatio on (a man).
be extremely bad or unwelcome
‘This blows,’ she sighs, ‘I want it to be next week already’
(of flies) lay eggs in or on (something).
produce flowers or be in flower
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
denoting a type of glassware made by forcing air through molten glass
a stunning collection of blown glass figurines
(of a fuse or electric circuit) burned out as a result of overloading
check your fuse box for any blown fuses
out of breath; panting
an exhausted, blown horse
(of a vehicle or its engine) fitted with a turbocharger.