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The Meaning of blow

  • (v. i.) To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
  • (v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
  • (n.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
  • (n.) A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
  • (n.) A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
  • (n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
  • (v. i.) To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
  • (v. i.) To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
  • (v. i.) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
  • (v. i.) To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
  • (v. i.) To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
  • (v. i.) To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
  • (v. i.) To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
  • (v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
  • (v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
  • (v. t.) To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
  • (v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
  • (v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
  • (v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
  • (v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
  • (v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
  • (v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
  • (v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).
  • (n.) A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
  • (n.) The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
  • (n.) The spouting of a whale.
  • (n.) A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
  • (n.) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.

Synonyms

bump , reverse , nose candy , blast , puff , gust , snow , reversal , black eye , shock , coke , setback , swelling , gibbousness , jut , extrusion , bulge , protuberance , gibbosity , protrusion , prominence , hump , excrescence , turnabout , turnaround , about-face , opposite , change of mind , flip-flop , verso , policy change , volte-face , mouse , turn around , shiner , contrary , transposition , reversion , reverse gear , shock absorber , electrical shock , jounce , jar , cushion , electric shock , stupor , impact , seismic disturbance , daze , jolt , bam , bang , flak , clap , fire , attack , good time , eruption , flack , degree centigrade , deoxycytidine monophosphate , light speed , cytosine , vitamin C , hundred , century , degree Celsius , ampere-second , coulomb , speed of light , atomic number 6 , one C , ascorbic acid , carbon , snowfall , hassock , drag , comforter , powderpuff , pouf , comfort , puff of air , quilt , pull , pouffe , whiff , ottoman , swash , gasconade , botch , bungle , muck up , mishandle , bumble , botch up , brag , tout , screw up , suck , waste , fumble , flub , fellate , ball up , bollocks up , burn out , bodge , mess up , shove off , louse up , squander , float , gas , bluster , vaunt , spoil , muff , shoot a line , blow out , foul up , fluff , drift , bobble , go down on , be adrift , shove along , bollix up , fuck up , bollix , boast , bollocks , rove , vagabond , ramble , range , stray , roll , cast , err , freewheel , wander , swan , tramp , swim , roam , vitiate , stammer , mud , plunder , impair , pamper , hot up , featherbed , mar , ruffle up , heat up , itch , mire , frustrate , corrupt , deflower , rape , tease , grope , violate , mollycoddle , queer , muck , foil , stutter , rumple , coddle , cosset , scotch , go bad , ruffle , baby , cross , baffle , mess , blunder , indulge , despoil , stumble , thwart , bilk , falter , cocker , misconduct , mismanage , rot , ravage , neutralise , liquidate , ware , neutralize , scourge , lay waste to , desolate , do in , run off , macerate , languish , devastate , emaciate , pine away , knock off , consume , take in , suck up , give suck , soak up , suckle , nurse , imbibe , breastfeed , draw , sop up , absorb , lactate , wet-nurse , take up , suck in , splatter , splash , sport , feature , plash , swagger , splosh , spatter , quench , extinguish , snuff out , box , concussion , disaster , misfortune , stripe , buffet , cuff , knock , rap , stroke , calamity , cut , lash , thump

Homophones

bleau , blowe

Rhymes

abaco , adagio , adolfo , aficionado , afterglow , aglow , ago , airglow , akihito , akimbo , albino , allegro , aloe , although , amigo , ammo , angelo , apropos , arapaho , arapahoe , archipelago , audio , aux , banjo , barlow , barstow , beau , beaux , below , benito , bestow , bilbo , bo , bongo , bordeaux , bordello , borneo , borough , borrow , bozo , braggadocio , buffalo , bungalow , calico , calypso , cameo , cargo , carlow , chateau , chicago , chico , cicero , claudio , cloe , coco , cointreau , combo , commando , compo , cousteau , crossbow , crow , crowe , cyrano , dado , dau , davao , defoe , diazo , divertimento , doe , doh , domino , dough , dunno , duro , dynamo , eau , eaux , ebro , elbow , embryo , escrow , eskimo , espresso , fallow , falsetto , fandango , fargo , farrow , flamenco , flo , floe , flow , foe , fontainebleau , forego , forgo , fro , gateau , generalissimo , geronimo , gilberto , giraud , gizmo , glasgow , glow , go , gogh , gogo , grotto , grow , guanaco , guano , gusto , gyro , hello , hidalgo , hirohito , ho , hoe , hollo , hydro , idaho , ido , impresario , indigo , inflow , ivanhoe , ivo , jericho , jo , joe , judo , kayo , kilo , know , kokomo , kowtow , legato , lo , loe , loewe , longbow , lotto , low , lowe , ludlow , lumbago , manifesto , marceau , margaux , marlowe , martineau , massimo , meadow , medico , memo , metro , mexico , michaux , michelangelo , mistletoe , mo , monaco , monroe , montevideo , moreau , moro , mow , munro , mustachio , no , noe , noh , o , oh , oregano , ortho , otto , outflow , outgo , outgrow , overflow , overthrow , ow , owe , oxbow , paseo , patio , pernod , photo , picaro , piccolo , pinto , pistachio , plateau , plough , poe , pogo , polio , politico , pompano , portfolio , portico , potato , presidio , presto , primo , pro , quito , quo , radio , rainbow , ratio , renault , rhino , risotto , rococo , rodeo , roe , romano , romeo , rondeau , rouleau , row , rowe , schmo , scorpio , sego , sew , shadow , shinto , show , sideshow , sloe , slow , snow , so , so-so , solo , staccato , steptoe , stereo , stow , stowe , stretto , strow , studio , swatow , tableau , tarot , tasso , tempo , tho , thoreau , though , throe , throw , tiptoe , tobacco , toe , tokyo , tomato , tomorrow , tornado , torpedo , torso , tow , trio , trow , trudeau , tupelo , turbot , udo , umberto , undergo , undertow , unesco , vertigo , veto , virago , whitlow , whoa , willow , winnow , wo , woe , altiplano , appetito , arnaud , arnault , au , badeau , badeaux , barbeau , bargo , barinco , bibeau , bibeault , bio , bleau , blowe , boeh , boileau , bonneau , boudreau , bourdeau , bourgault , brancheau , brasseaux , brazeau , bro , brousseau , brusseau , budreau , buteau , cabo , celo , cervesato , champeau , changsho , chateaux , chau , cho , choe , clow , coe , compeau , crapo , crepeau , cristo , cro , crotteau , daignault , dario , davault , deboe , denault , deveaux , drapeau , dufault , enloe , enlow , escoe , faucheux , favreau , fecteau , figaro , froh , gau , gauthreaux , gautreau , gautreaux , gauvreau , genego , gibeau , gibeault , glo , gloe , goudeau , gro , groleau , guantanamo , guilbeaux , guillot , guinarou , hoh , humberto , hurteau , hwang-ho , jacquot , jandreau , jerrico , joh , kinko , koh , koito , kroh , kyo , labeau , lareau , laveau , lebeau , lebow , ledlow , legault , leleux , luo , manseau , mau , michaud , micheaux , migneault , mineau , moe , morneau , navajo , nouveau , ostinato , perot , petrow , pinsoneault , po , ponto , primeau , promo , prudhoe , puipoe , punto , backhoe , begnaud , belleau , boe , boisseau , bordeau , breault , breaux , broe , browe , bruneau , chenault , croteau , dedeaux , deneau , deneault , deveau , devoe , dubeau , dussault , eeo , enslow , facteau , fregeau , furlaud , garceau , gaudreau , goe , goh , goudreau , groh , guilbeault , inscoe , jarreau , ko , krogh , krowe , lamberto , lienau , loew , loh , lozeau , malveaux , marceaux , meaux , micro , miro , morneault , moscow , mousseau , murto , nadeau , neault , new-mexico , ngo , norberto , oleo , papo , perreault , peugeot , ponzo , primeaux , pruneau , puerto , queau , rambeau , reaux , renaud , reneau , rheault , rho , riendeau , rio-de-janeiro , ro , roh , rohe , rougeau , saito , seago , segundo , sergio , sgro , snowe , soileau , spirito , taekwondo , tebeau , tetreault , thebeau , theriault , therriault , thibault , thibeau , thurnau , titlow , tondreau , tourtelot , towe , truffaut , tso , ungo , uno , van-gogh , veilleux , viau , vieau , vienneau , vigneau , vigneault , vo , wroe , yau , yo , yoe , yoh , zoh , zorro , zydeco