ˌblow (sth) ˈout

ˌblow (sth) ˈout
phrasal verb
if you blow out a flame, or if it blows out, it stops burning because you blow on it, or because of the wind
He blew out all 60 candles on his birthday cake.[/ex]

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  • blow something out — EXTINGUISH, put out, snuff, douse, quench, smother. → blow * * * 1) use one s breath to extinguish a flame he blew out the candle 2) informal render a part of the body useless he blew out his arm trying to snap a curveball * * * ˌblow sthˈout… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow*/*/ — [bləʊ] (past tense blew [bluː] ; past participle blown [bləʊn] ) verb I 1) if wind or air blows, the air moves A strong wind was blowing across the island.[/ex] 2) [I/T] if something blows somewhere, or if it is blown somewhere, the wind moves it …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • blow out phrasal — verb 1 (I, T) if you blow a flame or a fire out, or if it blows out, it stops burning: blow sth out: Blow out all the candles. | The match blew out before I could light the candles. 2 (I) if a tyre blows out, it bursts 3 (T) blow itself out if a… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow — blow1 W3S2 [bləu US blou] v past tense blew [blu:] past participle blown [ US bloun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(wind moving)¦ 2¦(wind moving something)¦ 3¦(air from your mouth)¦ 4¦(make a noise)¦ 5¦(violence)¦ 6¦(lose an opportunity)¦ 7¦(waste money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow — 1 past tense blew, past participle blown verb 1 (I) WIND MOVING if the wind or a current of air blows, it moves: A cold breeze was blowing. 2 WIND MOVING STH (intransitive usually + adv/prep, transitive) to move something, or to be moved, by the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hard knock that hits sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ hard, heavy, nasty, painful, powerful, severe, sharp, stinging, violent …   Collocations dictionary

  • out — 1 /aUt/ adverb, adjective (adv only after verb, adj not before noun) 1 NOT INSIDE STH from the inside of something: She opened the envelope and took the letter out. (+ of): The diary must have fallen out of her pocket. | Someone has torn the last …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow up phrasal — verb 1 (I, T) to destroy something, or to be destroyed, by an explosion: The plane blew up in midair. (blow sth up): Rebels attempted to blow up the bridge. 2 (transitive blow something up) to fill something with air or gas: Stop at the gas… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow in — intransitive verb 1. slang : to appear or arrive casually or unexpectedly he blew in last night about eight 2. of an oil well : to come into production : start discharging oil and gas transitive verb : to start (a blast furnace) in operation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proportion — pro|por|tion1 W2S2 [prəˈpo:ʃən US ˈpo:r ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(part of something)¦ 2¦(relationship)¦ 3¦(correct scale)¦ 4 proportions 5 out of (all) proportion 6 keep something in proportion 7 sense of proportion 8¦(mathematics)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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