blow

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbləʊ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bloʊ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(blō)


Inflections of 'blow' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
blows
v 3rd person singular
blowing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
blew
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
blown
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

blow

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. blow a [horn, whistle, kazoo]
  2. blow the whistle for [full time, half time, the end of the period]
  3. when the whistle blows
  4. [the flag, the banner, her hair] was blowing in the [wind]
  5. blowing about in the [wind]
  6. blow away in the [wind, breeze]
  7. the [wind] blew [all night, all day, incessantly]
  8. the wind blew [dirt, sand] in my [face, eyes]
  9. [it, the wind] is blowing a gale
  10. the [wind, gale, hurricane] blew down [a tree, the fence]
  11. blew a [tree] down
  12. blow [smoke, smoke rings, glass]
  13. blow on your [soup, food, coffee] (to cool it)
  14. blow your nose
  15. blow out the [candles, light, fire]
  16. she blew him a kiss
  17. blow up a [balloon, tire]
  18. blow up a [building, bomb, car]
  19. (don't) blow my cover
  20. his [story, cover, identity] was blown
  21. the [fuse, bulb, light bulb, lamp] has blown
  22. blow into town
  23. slang: and she just blew up (at me)
  24. it'll [all, soon] blow over
  25. the [blast, explosion] blew off [the door, his arm, three fingers]
  26. the [blast] blew [the door] off
  27. blow [her, your plans, your head] off
  28. blew off his (own) head (with a shotgun)
  29. blew me off with another [guy, girl]
  30. blew me off [for, with] someone else
  31. blow your [work, project, class] off
  32. sexually explicit: blow him (off)
  33. UK, slang: he blew off
  34. (just) blowing off (some) steam
  35. will blow your mind
  36. slang: blow [lunch, chunks]
  37. US: slang: this (movie) blows
n
  1. a [severe, devastating, fatal, mortal, terrible] blow
  2. suffered a blow to the [head, ribs, back]
  3. the last blow knocked him out
  4. landed a blow to his [face, stomach]
  5. that was a low blow
  6. a blow to his self [esteem, confidence]
  7. a blow to the [economy, development, investigation]
  8. the [news, loss of his job] came as a blow (to him)
  9. the [co-workers, couple, friends, two of them] came to blows
  10. they were exchanging blows
  11. give your nose a (good) blow
  12. put the candles out with one blow
  13. strike a blow for [human, animal, civil] rights
  14. [two] blows on the whistle
  15. drugs, slang: did blow (at the party)
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