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")

Antonyms of adj blasted

1 sense of blasted

Sense 1
blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal -- (expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal nuisance")

INDIRECT (VIA cursed) -> blessed, blest -- (highly favored or fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace); "our blessed land"; "the blessed assurance of a steady income")

Similarity of adj blasted

1 sense of blasted

Sense 1
blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damn, damned, darned, deuced, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal -- (expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "an infernal nuisance")
       => cursed (vs. blessed), curst -- (deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning")

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