- The definition of blew is the past tense of to blow, meaning you pushed something using air from your mouth or something like wind pushed something forcefully.
- An example of blew is what a little boy did to the candles on his birthday cake to make them go out.
- An example of blew is what a hurricane did to the trees that were found uprooted in the yard.
This little boy just blew out his candles.
blew definition by Webster's New World
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intransitive verb, transitive verb
blow & blow
blew definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Past tense of blow1.
Past tense of blow3.
Variant of blow
intransitive verb blew, blown, blowing
- to move with some force: said of the wind or a current of air
- to send forth air with or as with the mouth
- to pant; be breathless
- to make or give sound by blowing or being blown
- to exhale air and condensed moisture from the lungs in a spout through the blowhole: said of whales
- to be carried by the wind or a current of air: the paper blew away
- to be stormy
- to burst suddenly, as a tire, or melt, as a fuse: often with out
- to lay eggs: said of flies
- Informal to brag; boast
- ☆ Slang to go away; leave
- Jazz, Slang to improvise
- Slang to cease functioning, esp. by overuse: said of an engine, etc.
Origin: Middle English blowen ; from Old English blawan ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhlē-: see blast
- to cause air to come from (a bellows, blower, etc.)
- to send out (breath, tobacco smoke, etc.) from the mouth
- to force air onto, into, or through
- to drive by blowing
- to sound (a wind instrument) by blowing
- to make (a sound or signal) by blowing
- to cool, warm, dry, or soothe by blowing on or toward
- to shape or form (glass, soap bubbles, etc.) by blown air or gas
- to clean or clear by blowing through: to blow one's nose
- to cause to burst or break by an explosion
- to cause (a horse) to pant
- to lay or deposit eggs in: said of flies
- to melt (a fuse, etc.)
- Informal to spend (money) freely or wastefully; squander
- Informal to treat (to something)
- ☆ Informal to forget or fluff (one's lines) in a show
- ☆ Slang to go away from; leave: he blew town
- ☆ Slang to bungle and fail in: we had our chance and blew it
- blowedSlang to damn: used in euphemistic oaths
- Slang to inhale (cocaine, marijuana, etc.)
- Slang to reveal or disclose, esp. so as to compromise: they blew our cover
- Slang, Vulgar to perform fellatio on
- Slang to cause (an engine, transmission, etc.) to cease functioning, esp. by overuse
- the act of blowing
- a blast of air
- the blast of air forced through molten metal to remove impurities
- the time or stage in metal refining in which the blast of air is forced through molten metal
- the amount of metal that is refined during this time
- a strong wind; gale
- a boast
- Slang cocaine