Synonyms for blow

Synonyms for (noun) blow

Synonyms: blow, puff

Definition: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth

Usage: he gave his nose a loud blow; he blew out all the candles with a single puff

Similar words: breathing out, exhalation, expiration

Definition: the act of expelling air from the lungs


Synonyms: blow

Definition: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

Usage: a blow on the head

Similar words: stroke

Definition: a single complete movement


Synonyms: coke, C, blow, snow, nose candy

Definition: street names for cocaine

Similar words: cocain, cocaine

Definition: a narcotic (alkaloid) extracted from coca leaves; used as a surface anesthetic or taken for pleasure; can become powerfully addictive


Synonyms: shock, blow

Definition: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise

Usage: it came as a shock to learn that he was injured

Similar words: surprise

Definition: a sudden unexpected event


Synonyms: bump, blow

Definition: an impact (as from a collision)

Usage: the bump threw him off the bicycle

Similar words: impact

Definition: the striking of one body against another


Synonyms: blow, setback, black eye, reversal, reverse

Definition: an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: gust, blast, blow

Definition: a strong current of air

Usage: the tree was bent almost double by the gust

Similar words: wind, current of air, air current

Definition: air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure

Usage: trees bent under the fierce winds; when there is no wind, row; the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere

Synonyms for (verb) blow

Synonyms: blow

Definition: exhale hard

Usage: blow on the soup to cool it down

Similar words: exhale, expire, breathe out

Definition: expel air

Usage: Exhale when you lift the weight


Synonyms: blow

Definition: free of obstruction by blowing air through

Usage: blow one's nose

Similar words: exhaust, expel, eject, discharge, release

Definition: eliminate (a substance)

Usage: combustion products are exhausted in the engine; the plant releases a gas


Synonyms: blow

Definition: burst suddenly

Usage: The tire blew; We blew a tire

Similar words: break open, burst, split

Definition: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

Usage: The bubble burst


Synonyms: burn out, blow, blow out

Definition: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable

Usage: The lightbulbs blew out; The fuse blew

Similar words: break, break down, die, conk out, go, go bad, give out, give way, fail

Definition: stop operating or functioning

Usage: The engine finally went; The car died on the road; The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town; The coffee maker broke; The engine failed on the way to town; her eyesight went after the accident


Synonyms: blow

Definition: shape by blowing

Usage: Blow a glass vase

Similar words: shape, form

Definition: give shape or form to

Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character


Synonyms: blow

Definition: allow to regain its breath

Usage: blow a horse

Similar words: rest

Definition: give a rest to

Usage: He rested his bad leg; Rest the dogs for a moment


Synonyms: brag, blow, bluster, boast, shoot a line, vaunt, swash, tout, gas, gasconade

Definition: show off

Similar words: exaggerate, amplify, magnify, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overdraw, overstate

Definition: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

Usage: tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery


Synonyms: blow

Definition: cause to be revealed and jeopardized

Usage: The story blew their cover; The double agent was blown by the other side

Similar words: unwrap, expose, give away, reveal, let on, let out, break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge

Definition: make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

Usage: The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold; The actress won't reveal how old she is; bring out the truth; he broke the news to her; unwrap the evidence in the murder case


Synonyms: blow

Definition: lay eggs

Usage: certain insects are said to blow

Similar words: put down, repose, lay

Definition: put in a horizontal position

Usage: lay the books on the table; lay the patient carefully onto the bed


Synonyms: shove along, shove off, blow

Definition: leave; informal or rude

Usage: shove off!; The children shoved along; Blow now!

Similar words: go, go away, depart

Definition: move away from a place into another direction

Usage: Go away before I start to cry; The train departs at noon


Synonyms: drift, float, blow, be adrift

Definition: be in motion due to some air or water current

Usage: The leaves were blowing in the wind; the boat drifted on the lake; The sailboat was adrift on the open sea; the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: blow

Definition: spout moist air from the blowhole

Usage: The whales blew

Similar words: spirt, spout, spurt, gush

Definition: gush forth in a sudden stream or jet

Usage: water gushed forth


Synonyms: blow

Definition: cause to move by means of an air current

Usage: The wind blew the leaves around in the yard

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: blow

Definition: cause air to go in, on, or through

Usage: Blow my hair dry

Similar words: send, direct

Definition: cause to go somewhere

Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation


Synonyms: suck, blow, go down on, fellate

Definition: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation

Similar words: stimulate, stir, excite

Definition: stir feelings in

Usage: stimulate my appetite; excite the audience; stir emotions


Synonyms: blow

Definition: play or sound a wind instrument

Usage: She blew the horn

Similar words: sound

Definition: cause to sound

Usage: sound the bell; sound a certain note


Synonyms: blow

Definition: make a sound as if blown

Usage: The whistle blew

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: blow

Definition: sound by having air expelled through a tube

Usage: The trumpets blew

Similar words: sound, go

Definition: make a certain noise or sound

Usage: She went `Mmmmm'; The gun went `bang'


Synonyms: blow

Definition: spend lavishly or wastefully on

Usage: He blew a lot of money on his new home theater

Similar words: spend, expend, drop

Definition: pay out

Usage: spend money


Synonyms: waste, squander, blow

Definition: spend thoughtlessly; throw away

Usage: He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends; You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree

Similar words: expend, use

Definition: use up, consume fully

Usage: The legislature expended its time on school questions


Synonyms: flub, fluff, foul up, fuck up, fumble, louse up, mess up, ball up, spoil, screw up, mishandle, muck up, muff, blow, bobble, bodge, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, botch, botch up, bumble, bungle

Definition: make a mess of, destroy or ruin

Usage: I botched the dinner and we had to eat out; the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

Similar words: fail, miscarry, go wrong

Definition: be unsuccessful

Usage: Where do today's public schools fail?; The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably