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phrasal verbNorth American
1Ignore or make light of something:‘he tries to blow it off and pretend it doesn't matter’
- ‘And when a married woman blows off her commitments to her husband and her children in favor of an affair with a married man, who is to blame?’
- ‘He sometimes blows off community groups, things like that.’
- ‘We see Dewey rolling his bandmates' eyes by taking over-the-top guitar solos, we see him getting dumped from his band for sucking, and we see him blowing off the thousands of dollars he owes his roommate.’
- ‘But blowing off the concerns of troops in harm's way by noting that even fully armored vehicles sometimes blow up should be another matter.’
- ‘If you start blowing off your bud just because of her new social circle, then you are the one who is betraying the friendship.’
- ‘Besides being arrogant and stupid, there has to be political support to keep blowing off complaints about something so basic.’
- ‘Unsurprisingly, he blows off his friend's demand for payment.’
- 1.1 Fail to attend something:‘Ivy blew off class’
- ‘I just wanted to let you know that I did not just blow off the meeting on the 9th.’
- ‘And so, while ‘treating the vote as a duty’ may, in some people's eyes, ‘makes us less likely to see it for the precious right that it is,’ so does blowing it off for a hairdressing appointment or getting to the pub a few minutes earlier.’
- ‘We don't blow off class to cover a meeting or to write a story.’
- ‘Nina's new guy is way more enticing than 9 a.m. calculus... but can she blow off class again?’
- ‘But first, I must prepare that last class, for the good students who did not blow it off and leave early.’
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