verb Date: 1966 transitive verb to dry and usually style (hair) with a blow-dryer intransitive verb to dry hair with a blow-dryer • blow-dry noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • blow-dry — blow dries, blow drying, blow dried VERB If you blow dry your hair, you dry it with a hairdryer, often to give it a particular style. [V n] She chose to blow dry her own hair... [V ed] He has blow dried blonde hair and a hairy chest. N SING Blow… …   English dictionary

  • blow-dry — past tense and past participle blow dried present participle blow drying third person singular blow dries v [T] to dry hair and give it shape by using an electric ↑hairdryer >blow dry n ▪ a cut and blow dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • blow-dry — (v.) 1971, of hair; see BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1) + DRY (Cf. dry) (v.). Related: Blow dried; blow drying …   Etymology dictionary

  • blow-dry — blow′ dry v. dried, dry•ing, n. pl. drys. 1) cvb to dry or style (hair) with a blow dryer or similar appliance 2) cvb an act or instance of blow drying • Etymology: 1965–70; back formation from blow dryer …   From formal English to slang

  • blow-dry — [blō′drī΄] vt. blow dried, blow drying to dry (wet hair) with an electric device (blow dryer) that sends out a stream of heated air n. the act of blow drying the hair …   English World dictionary

  • blow-dry — blow ,dry verb transitive to dry your hair with a blow dryer ╾ blow ,dried adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • blow-dry — UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms blow dry : present tense I/you/we/they blow dry he/she/it blow dries present participle blow drying past tense blow dried past participle blow dried to dry your hair with a hairdryer Derived words: blow dried… …   English dictionary

  • Blow Dry — Infobox Film name = Blow Dry image size = caption = Theatrical release poster director = Paddy Breathnach producer = writer = Simon Beaufoy narrator = starring = Alan Rickman Natasha Richardson Rachel Griffiths music = cinematography = editing =… …   Wikipedia

  • blow-dry — /bloh druy /, v., blow dried, blow drying, n., pl. blow drys. v.t. 1. to dry or style (shampooed or wet hair) with a blow dryer or blow comb. n. 2. an act or instance of blow drying: a wash, cut, and blow dry. [1965 70; back formation from BLOW… …   Universalium

  • Blow Dry — Coup de peigne Coup de peigne Titre original Blow Dry Réalisation Paddy Breathnach Acteurs principaux Alan Rickman Natasha Richardson Scénario Simon Beaufoy Musique Patrick Doyle Direction artistique …   Wikipédia en Français

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