Definition of blow one's nose in English:

blow one's nose


  • Clear one's nose of mucus by blowing through it into a handkerchief.

    ‘he's wiping his eyes and blowing his nose into a huge silk handkerchief’
    • ‘I blew my nose in a napkin and blew my nose again on his handkerchief.’
    • ‘Marabella loudly blew her nose into a handkerchief.’
    • ‘My nose had begun to run and I was constantly blowing my nose and covering my face full of make-up.’
    • ‘I sniffle to a halt, and blow my nose messily on the handkerchief in my pocket, and fold it back in, dismal.’
    • ‘My favorite part of a sinus infection, you know, aside from it going away, is when I can blow my nose and clear a sinus or two.’
    • ‘I plunged into the water and smacked my nose on a rock, then water rushed into my nose, and I quickly got back up coughing and blowing my nose frantically.’
    • ‘‘You have such a wonderful reading voice, Drusilla,’ mother remarked before taking out a handkerchief and blowing her nose.’
    • ‘As late as the 1700s in certain parts of Europe, people of low birth were not allowed to blow their nose on handkerchiefs.’
    • ‘He was suffering from a heavy cold which caused him to sniffle, blow his nose, cough and clear his throat throughout his 135-minute performance.’
    • ‘Arnold sniffed again, taking the offered handkerchief and blowing his nose.’
    • ‘Keep your nasal passages clear by gently blowing your nose, one nostril at a time.’
    • ‘‘It is merely a cold,’ Ian pronounced, taking out a handkerchief and blowing his nose into it.’
    • ‘Adam handed her his handkerchief and she blew her nose.’
    • ‘Pockets blew his nose on a handkerchief he produced from his coveralls, and then rubbed his eyes with his other hand.’
    • ‘She sniffled and then blew her nose on a handkerchief she produced from a pocket.’
    • ‘My nose had started running again, so I was armed with several handkerchiefs and blowing my nose profusely as we entered the dining room.’
    • ‘Before using this medicine, clear the nasal passages by blowing your nose.’
    • ‘Such is the price to pay for having stuck a hunk of metal in my nose that makes it near impossible and very painful to blow my nose.’
    • ‘People shouldn't violently squeeze or blow their nose to clear that congested feeling you get on planes - that leads to broken capillaries under the eyes.’
    • ‘Finally, he took his hand from his eyes and wiped his face with his napkin; then he took his big white handkerchief from his pocket and blew his nose.’