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

7 senses of blow

Sense 1
blow -- (a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head")
       => stroke -- (a single complete movement)

Sense 2
blow, bump -- (an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the bicycle")
       => impact -- (the striking of one body against another)

Sense 3
reverse, reversal, setback, blow, black eye -- (an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating)
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 4
shock, blow -- (an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock to learn that he was injured")
       => surprise -- (a sudden unexpected event)

Sense 5
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 6
coke, blow, nose candy, snow, C -- (street names for cocaine)
       => cocaine, cocain -- (a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive)

Sense 7
blow, puff -- (forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff")
       => exhalation, expiration, breathing out -- (the act of expelling air from the lungs)

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

22 senses of blow

Sense 1
blow -- (exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down")
       => exhale, expire, breathe out -- (expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight")

Sense 2
blow -- (be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West")

Sense 3
blow -- (free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose")
       => exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release -- (eliminate (a substance); "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas")

Sense 4
float, drift, be adrift, blow -- (be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 5
blow -- (make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 6
blow -- (shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase")
       => shape, form -- (give shape or form to; "shape the dough"; "form the young child's character")

Sense 7
botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up -- (make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement")
       => fail, go wrong, miscarry -- (be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably")

Sense 8
waste, blow, squander -- (spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree")
       => use, expend -- (use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

Sense 9
blow -- (spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 10
blow -- (sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew")
       => sound, go -- (make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'")

Sense 11
blow -- (play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn")
       => sound -- (cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note")

Sense 12
fellate, suck, blow, go down on -- (provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation)
       => stimulate, excite, stir -- (stir feelings in; "stimulate my appetite"; "excite the audience"; "stir emotions")

Sense 13
blow -- (cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry")
       => send, direct -- (cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation")

Sense 14
blow -- (cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 15
blow -- (spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew")
       => spurt, spirt, gush, spout -- (gush forth in a sudden stream or jet; "water gushed forth")

Sense 16
shove off, shove along, blow -- (leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!")
       => go, go away, depart -- (move away from a place into another direction; "Go away before I start to cry"; "The train departs at noon")

Sense 17
blow -- (lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow")
       => lay, put down, repose -- (put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed")

Sense 18
blow -- (cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side")
       => unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out -- (make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case")

Sense 19
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade -- (show off)
       => overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")

Sense 20
blow -- (allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse")
       => rest -- (give a rest to; "He rested his bad leg"; "Rest the dogs for a moment")

Sense 21
blow out, burn out, blow -- (melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew")
       => fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down -- (stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident")

Sense 22
blow -- (burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire")
       => burst, split, break open -- (come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst")

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