Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blast

6 senses of blast

Sense 1
blast -- (a very long fly ball)
       => fly, fly ball -- ((baseball) a hit that flies up in the air)

Sense 2
bang, clap, eruption, blast, bam -- (a sudden very loud noise)
       => noise -- (sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels")

Sense 3
gust, blast, blow -- (a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust")
       => wind, air current, current of air -- (air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure; "trees bent under the fierce winds"; "when there is no wind, row"; "the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere")

Sense 4
blast -- (an explosion (as of dynamite))
       => explosion, detonation, blowup -- (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)

Sense 5
good time, blast -- (a highly pleasurable or exciting experience; "we had a good time at the party"; "celebrating after the game was a blast")
       => experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention")

Sense 6
fire, attack, flak, flack, blast -- (intense adverse criticism; "Clinton directed his fire at the Republican Party"; "the government has come under attack"; "don't give me any flak")
       => criticism, unfavorable judgment -- (disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blast

10 senses of blast

Sense 1
blast, blare -- (make a strident sound; "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone")
       => make noise, resound, noise -- (emit a noise)

Sense 2
smash, nail, boom, blast -- (hit hard; "He smashed a 3-run homer")
       => hit -- (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument; "He hit her hard in the face")

Sense 3
blast, shell -- (use explosives on; "The enemy has been shelling us all day")
       => bombard, bomb -- (throw bombs at or attack with bombs; "The Americans bombed Dresden")

Sense 4
blast -- (apply a draft or strong wind to to; "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us")
       => blow -- (cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry")

Sense 5
blast, shell -- (create by using explosives; "blast a passage through the mountain")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 6
blast -- (make with or as if with an explosion; "blast a tunnel through the Alps")
       => cut -- (form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face")

Sense 7
blast, shoot -- (fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away")
       => fire, discharge -- (cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet")

Sense 8
savage, blast, pillory, crucify -- (criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

Sense 9
blast, knock down -- (shatter as if by explosion)
       => smash, dash -- (break into pieces, as by striking or knocking over; "Smash a plate")

Sense 10
blast -- (shrivel or wither or mature imperfectly)
       => shrivel, shrivel up, shrink, wither -- (wither, as with a loss of moisture; "The fruit dried and shriveled")

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