Blowout meaning

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An overwhelming victory or, esp. in sports, defeat.
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The definition of a blowout is when a tire bursts or a fuse melts, or when hair is dried with a hairdryer.

An example of a blowout is the tire of a big truck exploding while on the freeway.

A fuse that gets too much current and melts is an example of a blowout.

Styling your hair with a blowdryer is an example of a blowout.

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A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well.
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The act or result of blowing out.
  • The bursting of a tire.
  • The melting of an electric fuse from too much current.
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A party, banquet, or celebration.
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A sudden release of oil and gas from a well.
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A social function, especially one with large quantities of food.
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(slang, sports) A sporting contest that is decidedly one-sided and whose outcome is no longer in doubt. Often occurs when one team is superior to the other.

The game between the two teams was nothing but a blowout.

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(geology) A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
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(Australia) An extreme and unexpected increase in costs, such as in government estimates for a project.
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The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
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