Synonyms of blow in English

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verb

1‘the icy wind blew around our ankles’

SYNONYMS

gust, puff, flurry, blast, roar, bluster, rush, storm

move, be in motion

2‘his ship was blown on to the rocks’

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sweep, carry, pull, drag, drive, buffet, move, whisk, toss, waft, whirl

3‘leaves blew across the concourse’

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drift, flutter, waft, flow, stream, whirl, move, wave, flap, undulate, float, glide, travel, be carried

4‘he blew a series of smoke rings’

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exhale, breathe out, puff out, emit, expel, discharge, give out, issue, send forth

5‘Uncle Albert was soon puffing and blowing’

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wheeze, puff, pant, puff and pant, gasp, huff and puff, breathe hard, breathe heavily, fight for breath, catch one's breath

6‘he blew a trumpet’

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sound, play, blast, toot, pipe, trumpet

make a noise with

7‘a rear tyre had blown’

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burst, explode, blow out, split, rupture, crack, break, fly open

puncture, get a puncture

get a flat tyre

8‘the bulb had blown’

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fuse, short-circuit, burn out, expire, break, go

9‘he blew a lot of his money on gambling’

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squander, waste, misspend, throw away, fritter away, spend freely, run through, go through, lose, lavish, dissipate

make poor use of, be prodigal with, spend recklessly, spend unwisely, spend like water, throw around like confetti

burn, use up

splurge, pour down the drain, throw down the drain, spend as if it grows on trees, spend as if there were no tomorrow, spend as if it were going out of style

British splash out, blue

ANTONYMS

save, spend wisely

10‘if you blow this opportunity you might never get another chance’

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spoil, ruin, bungle, make a mess of, mess up, fudge, muff

waste, lose, squander, throw away

botch, make a hash of, screw up, louse up, foul up, bodge, fluff

British cock up

vulgar slang fuck up, bugger up

11‘he was a powerful agent before his cover was blown’

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expose, reveal, uncover, disclose, divulge, unveil, betray, leak


noun

1‘they had lost their storm jib during a severe blow’

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gale, storm, tempest, hurricane, blast, superstorm

wind, breeze, gust, puff of wind, draught, flurry

turbulence

literary zephyr

2‘a blow on the guard's whistle’

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toot, blare, blast, sound, whistle, shriek


Synonyms of blow in English

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blow2


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noun

1‘death was due to a blow on the head with a blunt instrument’

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knock, bang, hit, punch, thump, smack, crack, thwack, buffet, jolt, stroke, rap, tap, clip

informal whack, bash, belt, clout, sock, wallop, battering, lick, slosh, bat

2‘losing his wife must have been a blow to him’

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shock, surprise, bombshell, bolt from the blue, bolt out of the blue, thunderbolt, jolt, rude awakening

calamity, catastrophe, disaster, upset, misfortune, setback, disturbance, source of distress, disappointment, let-down

informal whammy


Phrases

    blow someone away

      ‘the quality blew me away’

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      impress, overwhelm, bedazzle, strike, move, stir, affect, touch, sweep someone off their feet, awe, overawe, leave speechless, take someone's breath away, spellbind, hypnotize, fascinate, take aback, daze, stagger, floor, amaze, astonish

      bowl over, knock out

    blow hot and cold

      ‘he had been stringing her along, blowing hot and cold’

      SYNONYMS

      vacillate, keep changing one's mind, dither, shilly-shally, oscillate, waver, be indecisive, be irresolute, be undecided, be uncertain, be unsure, hesitate

      British

      haver, hum and haw

      Scottish

      swither

      dilly-dally

      ANTONYMS

      be decisive

    blow someone's mind

      ‘the music you were playing really blew my mind’

      SYNONYMS

      impress, overwhelm, bedazzle, strike, move, stir, affect, touch, sweep someone off their feet, awe, overawe, leave speechless, take someone's breath away, spellbind, hypnotize, fascinate, take aback, daze, stagger, floor, amaze, astonish

      blow someone away, bowl over, knock out

    blow out

      1‘the matches are designed not to blow out in a strong wind’

      SYNONYMS

      be extinguished, go out, be put out, be doused, be quenched, stop burning, fade, die out

      ANTONYMS

      light

      2‘the front tyre blew out’

      SYNONYMS

      burst, explode, blow, split, rupture, crack, break, fly open

      puncture, get a puncture

      get a flat tyre

      3‘the observation windows blew out in a shower of glass’

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      shatter, rupture, fly into pieces, crack, smash, splinter, disintegrate

      burst, explode, blow up, fly apart, break open

      informal

      bust, be smashed to smithereens

      rare

      shiver

    blow something out

      ‘Rosie blew out the candle’

      SYNONYMS

      extinguish, put out, snuff, douse, quench, smother, stifle, dampen down, choke

      ANTONYMS

      light

    blow over

      ‘the crisis blew over’

      SYNONYMS

      abate, subside, settle down, drop away, drop off, lessen, ease, ease off, let up, diminish, fade, dwindle, slacken, recede, cool off, tail off, peter out, pass away, pass, die away, die down, die out, be forgotten, fizzle out, sink into oblivion, come to an end

      disappear, vanish, cease, terminate

      archaic

      remit

      ANTONYMS

      flare up, get worse

    blow one's top/lid/stack

      SYNONYMS

      lose one's temper, become angry, get angry, become enraged, become furious, go into a fury, go into a rage, rant and rave, go berserk, flare up, blow up, erupt, rage, blow one's cool, lose one's cool

      hit the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, see red, lose one's rag, go ape, blow a gasket, flip one's lid

      ANTONYMS

      keep one's temper

    blow up

      1‘a lorryload of mortars and shells blew up’

      SYNONYMS

      explode, detonate, go off, be set off, ignite, erupt, burst apart, shatter

      informal

      go bang, go boom

      2‘he blows up at whoever's in his way when he's in a bad mood’

      SYNONYMS

      lose one's temper, become angry, get angry, become enraged, become furious, go into a fury, go into a rage, rant and rave, go berserk, flare up, erupt, rage, blow one's cool, lose one's cool

      informal

      hit the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, go bananas, see red, lose one's rag, go ape, blow a gasket, flip one's lid

      ANTONYMS

      keep one's temper

      3‘a crisis blew up between the two countries in 1967’

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      break out, erupt, flare up, boil over, commence suddenly, occur suddenly, start suddenly, emerge, arise

    blow something up

      1‘they blew the plane up with dynamite’

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      explode, bomb, blast, destroy

      detonate, blitz

      2‘his party trick was to blow up balloons and make them into little animals’

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      inflate, pump up, fill up, swell, enlarge, distend, expand, puff up, balloon, aerate

      ANTONYMS

      deflate, let down

      3‘these things get blown up out of all proportion’

      SYNONYMS

      exaggerate, overstate, overemphasize, hyperbolize, overstress, overestimate, magnify, amplify

      embroider, colour, heighten, expand on, aggrandize, dress up, touch up, embellish, elaborate, gild

      ANTONYMS

      understate

      4‘I blew the picture up on a colour photocopier’

      SYNONYMS

      enlarge, magnify, expand, extend, increase in size, make larger, make bigger

      ANTONYMS

      reduce