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blow

noun

1 blow

A powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon.

Roget 830: painfulness etc. adj.; trouble, care etc. (pain) 828; trial; affliction, infliction; blow, stroke, burden, ... show more

Roget 367: vegetable, vegetable kingdom; flora, verdure.    plant; tree, shrub, bush; creeper; herb, herbage; grass.    annual; ... show more

Roget 972: punishment, punition; chastisement, chastening; correction, castigation.    discipline, infliction, trial; judgment; penalty etc. 974; retribution; ... show more

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Roget 680: action, performance; doing, etc. v.; perpetration; exercise, excitation; movement, operation, evolution, work; labor ... show more

Roget 619: evil, ill, harm, hurt.   , mischief, nuisance; machinations of the devil, Pandora's box, ills that flesh is heir to.    blow, buffet, stroke, scratch, bruise, ... show more

Roget 509: disappointment; blighted hope, balk; blow; anticlimax; slip 'twixt cup and lip; nonfulfillment of one's hopes; sad disappointment, bitter disappointment; trick of fortune; afterclap; false expectation, vain expectation; miscalculation ... show more

Dutch: fleer, haal, klap, muilpeer, opflikker, peer
Polish: zadanie ciosu, wymierzenie, danie, zadanie razu, uderzenie



2 blow

An impact (as from a collision).

synonym: bump.

Roget 276: impulse, impulsion, impetus; momentum; push, pulsion, thrust, shove, jog, jolt, brunt, booming, boost [U.S.], throw; ... show more

3 blow

An unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating.

synonyms: black eye, reversal, reverse, setback.

Dutch: tegenslag, domper, strop

4 blow

An unpleasant or disappointing surprise.

synonym: shock.

Roget 828: mental suffering, pain, dolor; suffering, sufferance; ache, smart etc. (physical pain) 378; passion.    displeasure, dissatisfaction, discomfort, ... show more

Roget 508: inexpectation, non-expectation; false expectation etc. (disappointment) 509; miscalculation etc. 481.    surprise, sudden burst, thunderclap, blow, shock, ... show more

Dutch: deuk, klap, knak, knauw, schok, slag
Polish: wstrząs

5 blow

A strong current of air.

synonyms: blast, gust.

Roget 349: wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, breeze, ... show more

Dutch: vlaag, windvlaag
Polish: wiew, podmuch, tchnienie, zawiew, powiew

6 blow

Street names for cocaine.

synonyms: C, coke, nose candy, snow.

Roget 273: ship, vessel, sail; craft, bottom.    navy, marine, fleet, flotilla; shipping.    man of war etc. (combatant) 726; ... show more

Dutch: basterdsuiker, cocaïne, sneeuw
Polish: biały proszek, koks, śnieg

7 blow

Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth:
— He gave his nose a loud blow.

synonym: puff.

verb

1 blow

Exhale hard.

Roget 347: flow etc. 348; blow etc. 349.   

Roget 276: give an impetus etc. n.; impel, push; start, give a start to, set going; drive, urge, boom; thrust, prod, ... show more

Roget 349: blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane etc. n.; wuther; stream, issue.    respire, breathe, puff; ... show more

Roget 734: prosper, thrive, flourish; be prosperous etc. adj.; drive a roaring trade, do a booming business; go on well, go on smoothly, go on swimmingly; sail before the wind, swim with the tide; run smooth, ... show more

Roget 688: be fatigued etc. adj.; yawn etc. (get sleepy) 683; droop, sink, flag; lose breath, lose wind; gasp, pant, ... show more

Roget 406: rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, ... show more

2 blow

Be blowing or storming.

3 blow

Free of obstruction by blowing air through.

4 blow

Be in motion due to some air or water current:
— The leaves were blowing in the wind.

synonyms: be adrift, drift, float.

Dutch: drijven, te water laten, zeilen, zweven

5 blow

Make a sound as if blown.

6 blow

Shape by blowing.

7 blow

Be inadequate or objectionable:
— This blows!.

synonym: suck.

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more

8 blow

Make a mess of, destroy or ruin.

synonyms: ball up, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble ... show more.

Dutch: bederven, hannesen, haspelen, infesteren, klunzen, krukken, mispeuteren, naar de knoppen helpen, stuntelen, verbroddelen ... show more

9 blow

Spend thoughtlessly; throw away.

synonyms: squander, waste.

Roget 818: be prodigal etc. adj.; squander, lavish, sow broadcast; pour forth like water; blow, blow in [Slang]; pay through the nose etc. (dear) 814; spill, ... show more

Dutch: doordraaien, verkwanselen, verkwisten, vermorsen, verspillen

10 blow

Spend lavishly or wastefully on.

11 blow

Sound by having air expelled through a tube.

12 blow

Play or sound a wind instrument.

13 blow

Provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation.

synonyms: fellate, go down on, suck.

Dutch: afzuigen, fellatio doen, pijpen

14 blow

Cause air to go in, on, or through.

15 blow

Cause to move by means of an air current.

Dutch: springen

16 blow

Spout moist air from the blowhole.

17 blow

Leave; informal or rude:
— Blow now!.
— Let's blow this place.

synonyms: shove along, shove off.

18 blow

Lay eggs.

19 blow

Cause to be revealed and jeopardized.

20 blow

Show off.

synonyms: bluster, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt.

Roget 884: boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague, ... show more

Dutch: bluffen, grootspreken, ophakken, opscheppen, opsnijden, patsen, pochen, snoeven

21 blow

Allow to regain its breath.

22 blow

Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable.

synonyms: blow out, burn out.

23 blow

Burst suddenly.


Moby thesaurus: Barnumize, Lucullan feast, accident, accomplished fact, accomplishment, ache, achievement, aching, act, acta, action, adventure, amplify, anthesis, astonishment, bafflement, bagpipe, balk, bang, banquet ... show more.

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