Synonyms of blast in English:

blast


See definition of blast

noun

1‘the blast blew in dozens of windows’

SYNONYMS

shock wave, pressure wave, bang, crash, crack

2‘a bomb blast’

SYNONYMS

explosion, detonation, discharge, burst, eruption

3‘a sudden blast of cold air’

SYNONYMS

gust, rush, blow, gale, squall, storm, wind, draught, waft, puff, flurry, breeze

4‘a blast of the ship's siren’

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blare, blaring, honk, bellow, boom, roar, screech, wail

5‘I braced myself for the inevitable blast’

SYNONYMS

reprimand, rebuke, reproof, admonishment, admonition, reproach, reproval, scolding, remonstration, upbraiding, castigation, lambasting, lecture, criticism, censure

telling-off, rap, rap over the knuckles, slap on the wrist, flea in one's ear, dressing-down, earful, roasting, tongue-lashing, bawling-out, caning, blowing-up

British ticking off, carpeting, wigging, rollicking, rocket, row

NZ Australian serve

British vulgar slang bollocking

dated rating

ANTONYMS

commendation


verb

1‘fighter-bombers were blasting enemy airfields’

SYNONYMS

blow up, bomb, blow, blow to pieces, dynamite, explode

break up, demolish, raze to the ground, destroy, ruin, shatter

2‘heavy Browning machine guns were blasting away’

SYNONYMS

fire, fire away, shoot, shoot away, blaze, blaze away, let fly

discharge

3‘an impatient motorist blasted his horn’

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honk, sound loudly, trumpet, blare, boom, roar

4‘radios blasting out pop music’

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blare, boom, roar, thunder, bellow, pump, shriek, screech

5‘Fowler was blasted with an airgun’

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shoot, shoot down, gun down, mow down, cut down, put a bullet in, pick off, bag, fell, kill

informal pot, pump full of lead, plug, zap, let someone have it

North American informal smoke

literary slay

6‘frost blasted the plants’

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blight, kill, destroy, wither, shrivel

7‘poverty was blasting their hopes’

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destroy, crush, dash, blight, wreck, ruin, spoil, mar, annihilate, disappoint, frustrate

8‘he blasted the pupils for being late’

SYNONYMS

reprimand, rebuke, criticize, upbraid, berate, castigate, reprove, rail at, flay


Phrases

    blast off

      ‘a rocket blasted off for a rendezvous with the space station’

      SYNONYMS

      be launched, take off, lift off, leave the ground, become airborne, take to the air

      ANTONYMS

      touch down