Synonyms of blow in English

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verb

1‘the icy wind blew around our ankles’

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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
informal 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 informal splash out, blue
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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
informal botch, make a hash of, screw up, louse up, foul up, bodge, fluff
British informal cock up
vulgar slang fuck up
British vulgar slang 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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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 hot and cold

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


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    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
    informal dilly-dally
    ANTONYMS

    be decisive

    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
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    deflate, let down

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


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    exaggerate, overstate, overemphasize, hyperbolize, overstress, overestimate, magnify, amplify
    embroider, colour, heighten, expand on, aggrandize, dress up, touch up, embellish, elaborate, gild
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    understate

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


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

    reduce

    blow something out

    ‘Rosie blew out the candle’


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

    light

    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 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 over

    ‘the crisis blew over’


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    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 up

    1‘a lorryload of mortars and shells blew up’


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    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’


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    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 out

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


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

    2‘the front tyre blew out’


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    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 one's top


    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