Learn common phrasal verbs with BLOW in English.
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- Meaning: Cause to go away by blowing, or by wind
- Example: He blew away the dust which had collected on the book.
- Meaning: Disperse or to depart on currents of air
- Example: I didn’t have to rake. The leaves just blew away.
- Meaning: Kill (someone) by shooting them
- Example: The kid just blew the clerk away.
- Meaning: Flabbergast; to impress greatly
- Example: The critics were blown away by their latest album.
- Meaning: Knock over with an air current, most often wind
- Example: I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll blow your house down.
- Meaning: Let steam escape through a passage provided for the purpose
- Example: The engine or steamer is blowing off.
- Meaning: Shirk or disregard
- Example: I decided to blow off the meeting and leave early.
- Meaning: Forcibly disconnect something by use of a firearm or explosive device
- Example: Her leg was blown off by a landmine.
Useful phrasal verbs with BLOW.
- Meaning: Extinguish something, especially a flame
- Example: He blew out the match.
- Meaning: Deflate quickly on being punctured
- Example: The tire blew out on a corner.
- Meaning: Be driven out by the expansive force of a gas or vapour
- Example: A steam cock or valve sometimes blows out.
- Meaning: Blow on something causing it to topple
- Example: The wind blew over the pole.
- Meaning: Be knocked down by wind
- Example: The tree blew over in the storm.
- Meaning: Pass naturally; to go away; to settle or calm down
- Example: They huddled, waiting for the storm to blow over.
- Meaning: Easily overcome or go around a safeguard or limit
- Example: I’ve just blown past my calorie limit for the day.
- Meaning: Explode or be destroyed by explosion
- Example: Why do cars in movies always blow up when they fall off a cliff?
- Meaning: Cause (something or someone) to explode
- Example: We had to blow up the bridge before the enemy army arrived.
- Meaning: Inflate or fill with air
- Example: Let’s blow up the balloons for the party.
- Meaning: Enlarge or zoom in
- Example: Blow up the picture to get a better look at their faces.
- Meaning: Suddenly get very angry
- Example: Dad blew up at me when I told him I was pregnant.