part of speech: noun

definition 1: a quick, hard hit by the fist or by a hard object.

  • A hammer blow shattered the car’s window.

synonyms: hit

definition 2: a sudden disappointment or disaster.

  • Her brother’s nasty remark was a blow to her confidence.

synonyms: shock

phrase: come to blows


part of speech: verb

inflections: blows, blowing, blew, blown

definition 1: to be in swift motion.

  • The wind blew all night.

definition 2: to be carried along by the wind.

  • My cap blew into the water.

synonyms: drift

definition 3: to force air out of the mouth.

  • She blew on the baby’s fingers to warm them.

synonyms: exhale

definition 4: to make a sound when air is forced through.

  • At twelve o’clock, the whistle blew.

definition 5: to burst or stop working from being filled or used too much.

  • My tire blew yesterday.
  • I hope the lights don’t blow during this storm.

definition 6: to move or force along by means of an air current.

  • The wind blew the raked leaves into the street.

definition 7: to cause to make a sound by forcing air through.

  • Blow your horn, and I’ll play my drums.

synonyms: toot

phrase: blow over

phrase: blow up