blow /ˈblo/ 及物動詞
Blow, v. i. [imp. Blew p. p. Blown p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.]
1. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
Hark how it rains and blows ! --Walton.
2. To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
3. To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
Here is Mistress Page at the door, sweating and blowing. --Shak.
4. To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
There let the pealing organ blow. --Milton.
5. To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
6. To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
The grass blows from their graves to thy own. --M. Arnold.
7. To talk loudly; to boast; to storm. [Colloq.]
You blow behind my back, but dare not say anything to my face. --Bartlett.
To blow hot and cold
To blow off, to let steam escape through a passage provided for the purpose; as, the engine or steamer is blowing off.
To blow out. (a) To be driven out by the expansive force of a gas or vapor; as, a steam cock or valve sometimes blows out. (b) To talk violently or abusively. [Low]
To blow over, to pass away without effect; to cease, or be dissipated; as, the storm and the clouds have blown over.
To blow up, to be torn to pieces and thrown into the air as by an explosion of powder or gas or the expansive force of steam; to burst; to explode; as, a powder mill or steam boiler blows up. “The enemy's magazines blew up.” --Tatler.
Blow v. i. [imp. Blew p. p. Blown p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.] To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
How blows the citron grove. --Milton.
Blow, v. t. To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
The odorous banks, that blow
Flowers of more mingled hue. --Milton.
Blow, n. Bot. A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms. “Such a blow of tulips.”
1. A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
Well struck ! there was blow for blow. --Shak.
2. A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
A vigorous blow might win [Hanno's camp]. --T. Arnold.
3. The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
A most poor man, made tame to fortune's blows. --Shak.
At a blow, suddenly; at one effort; by a single vigorous act. “They lose a province at a blow.” --Dryden.
To come to blows, to engage in combat; to fight; -- said of individuals, armies, and nations.
Syn: -- Stroke; knock; shock; misfortune.
Blow, v. t.
1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
Off at sea northeast winds blow
Sabean odors from the spicy shore. --Milton.
3. To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ; to blow a horn.
Hath she no husband
That will take pains to blow a horn before her? --Shak.
Boy, blow the pipe until the bubble rise,
Then cast it off to float upon the skies. --Parnell.
4. To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
5. To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
6. To spread by report; to publish; to disclose; to reveal, intentionally or inadvertently; as, to blow an agent's cover.
Through the court his courtesy was blown. --Dryden.
His language does his knowledge blow. --Whiting.
7. To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
8. To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
Look how imagination blows him. --Shak.
9. To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
10. To deposit eggs or larvæ upon, or in (meat, etc.).
The flesh fly blow my mouth. --Shak.
To blow great guns, to blow furiously and with roaring blasts; -- said of the wind at sea or along the coast.
To blow off, to empty (a boiler) of water through the blow-off pipe, while under steam pressure; also, to eject (steam, water, sediment, etc.) from a boiler.
To blow one's own trumpet, to vaunt one's own exploits, or sound one's own praises.
To blow out, to extinguish by a current of air, as a candle.
To blow up. (a) To fill with air; to swell; as, to blow up a bladder or bubble. (b) To inflate, as with pride, self-conceit, etc.; to puff up; as, to blow one up with flattery. “Blown up with high conceits engendering pride.” --Milton. (c) To excite; as, to blow up a contention. (d) To burst, to raise into the air, or to scatter, by an explosion; as, to blow up a fort. (e) To scold violently; as, to blow up a person for some offense. [Colloq.]
I have blown him up well -- nobody can say I wink at what he does. --G. Eliot.
-- To blow upon. (a) To blast; to taint; to bring into discredit; to render stale, unsavory, or worthless. (b) To inform against. [Colloq.]
How far the very custom of hearing anything spouted withers and blows upon a fine passage, may be seen in those speeches from [Shakespeare's] Henry V. which are current in the mouths of schoolboys. --C. Lamb.
A lady's maid whose character had been blown upon. --Macaulay.
1. A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
2. The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
3. The spouting of a whale.
4. Metal. A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
5. An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
n 1: a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the
2: an impact (as from a collision); "the bump threw him off the
bicycle" [syn: bump]
3: an unfortunate happening that hinders of impedes; something
that is thwarting or frustrating [syn: reverse, reversal,
setback, black eye]
4: an unpleasant or disappointing surprise; "it came as a shock
to learn that he was injured" [syn: shock]
5: a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by
the gust" [syn: gust, blast]
6: street names for cocaine [syn: coke, nose candy, snow,
7: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his
nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a
single puff" [syn: puff]
v 1: exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2: be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
3: free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's
4: be in motion due to some air or water current; "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" [syn: float,
drift, be adrift]
5: make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6: shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
7: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and
we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult
passage in the second movement" [syn: botch, bumble, fumble,
botch up, muff, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil,
muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks,
bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul
up, mess up, fuck up]
8: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance
on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity
to get and advanced degree" [syn: waste, squander]
9: spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on
his new home theater"
10: sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets
11: play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
12: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation [syn:
fellate, go down on]
13: cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14: cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the
leaves around in the yard"
15: spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16: leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved
along"; "Blow now!" [syn: shove off, shove along]
17: lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18: cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their
cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
19: show off [syn: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag,
gas, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]
20: allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs
blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out]
22: burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
[also: blown, blew]