blow
noun.
a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
a blow on the head
noun.
an impact (as from a collision)
the bump threw him off the bicycle
Synonym: bump
noun.
an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
noun.
an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
it came as a shock to learn that he was injured
Synonym: shock
noun.
a strong current of air
the tree was bent almost double by the gust
Synonym: blast, gust
noun.
street names for cocaine
Synonym: c, coke, nose candy, snow
noun.
forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
he gave his nose a loud blow|he blew out all the candles with a single puff
Synonym: puff
verb.
exhale hard
blow on the soup to cool it down
verb.
be blowing or storming
The wind blew from the West
verb.
free of obstruction by blowing air through
blow one's nose
verb.
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
Synonym: be adrift, drift, float
verb.
make a sound as if blown
The whistle blew
verb.
shape by blowing
Blow a glass vase
verb.
be inadequate or objectionable
this sucks!|this blows!
Synonym: suck
verb.
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
verb.
spend thoughtlessly; throw away
He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends|You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree
Synonym: squander, waste
verb.
spend lavishly or wastefully on
He blew a lot of money on his new home theater
verb.
sound by having air expelled through a tube
The trumpets blew
verb.
play or sound a wind instrument
She blew the horn
verb.
provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
verb.
cause air to go in, on, or through
Blow my hair dry
verb.
cause to move by means of an air current
The wind blew the leaves around in the yard
verb.
spout moist air from the blowhole
The whales blew
verb.
leave; informal or rude
shove off!|The children shoved along|Blow now!|let's blow this place
verb.
lay eggs
certain insects are said to blow
verb.
cause to be revealed and jeopardized
The story blew their cover|The double agent was blown by the other side
verb.
show off
verb.
allow to regain its breath
blow a horse
verb.
melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
The lightbulbs blew out|The fuse blew
Synonym: burn out, blow out
verb.
burst suddenly
The tire blew|We blew a tire