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
informal 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 informal ticking off, carpeting, wigging, rollicking, rocket, row
Australian, New Zealand informal 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’

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

4‘radios blasting out pop music’

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

5‘Fowler was blasted with an airgun’

SYNONYMS
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’

SYNONYMS
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