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At maximum power or intensity:‘the heat is on full blast’
with great force, full blast, with a will, for all one is worth, with might and main, with all the stops out, all out, with a vengeance, vigorously, energetically, strongly, powerfully, madlyView synonyms
- ‘Then she drove home with the radio on full blast.’
- ‘Police cars swirled all over the ground, surrounding the crowd, lights and sirens on, full blast.’
- ‘Start up the engine and run the heat at full blast again until you're warm.’
- ‘The worst causes are dogs barking for long periods, and people who play their music too loudly or have their TV on full blast.’
- ‘This song, like many others on the album, was written to be played at full blast.’
- ‘As the theatre group set up, I was treated to all my favorite pop songs played at full blast.’
- ‘He deplored the fact that the factory was started up at night and was going at full blast.’
- ‘Even with the air-conditioning going full blast, the sun began to turn his car into an oven.’
- ‘It took three enormous blankets and a heater on full blast to keep me warm.’
- ‘You get out of your car and the fiery heat hits you full blast.’
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