blow out

blow out
verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to extinguish by a gust 2. to dissipate (itself) by blowing — used of storms 3. to defeat easily 4. to damage severely <
she blew out her right knee in the marathon
intransitive verb 1. to become extinguished by a gust 2. to erupt out of control — used of an oil or gas well

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Blow-out — auch: Blow|out 〈[bloʊaʊt] m. 6〉 unkontrolliertes Entweichen von Erdöl od. Erdgas aus einem Bohrloch [<engl. blow „blasen“ + out „aus, heraus“] * * * Blow out, Blow|out [ bloʊ|a̮ut, auch: bloʊ |a̮ut], der; s, s [engl. blow out, zu: to blow out …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Blow out — Réalisation Brian de Palma Acteurs principaux John Travolta Nancy Allen John Lithgow Dennis Franz Scénario Brian de Palma Musique Pino Donnagio Décors Paul Sylbert Photographie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blow-out — blow outs (in AM and sometimes in BRIT, use blowout) 1) N COUNT A blow out is a large meal, often a celebration with family or friends, at which people may eat too much. [INFORMAL] Once in a while we had a major blow out. Syn: pig out 2) N COUNT… …   English dictionary

  • blow out — (n.) also blowout, 1825, Amer.Eng. colloquial, outburst, brouhaha (what, in modern use, would be called a BLOW UP (Cf. blow up)), from BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1) + OUT (Cf. out). Meaning abundant feast is recorded from 1824; that of flat tire is from… …   Etymology dictionary

  • blow-out — also blow|out especially AmE [ˈbləuaut US ˈblou ] n 1.) a sudden bursting of a tyre →↑puncture ▪ I had a blow out on the driver s side. 2.) [usually singular] informal a big expensive meal or large social occasion ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Blow-out — [ blou|aut], auch Blow|out der; s, s <zu engl. to blow out »ausbrechen; platzen«> unkontrollierter Ausbruch von Erdöl od. Erdgas aus einem Bohrloch …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Blow-out — n. The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blow-out — auch: Blow|out 〈[bloʊaʊt] m.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 unkontrolliertes Entweichen von Erdöl oder Erdgas aus einem Bohrloch [Etym.: engl., »Ölausbruch; Schlemmerei«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • blow out — (someone) to defeat someone completely. Sometimes you play really badly and get blown out …   New idioms dictionary

  • blow out — (something) to make something stop working. I turned on my new television and blew out the picture tube …   New idioms dictionary

  • Blow Out —    Film policier de Brian De Palma, avec John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Litgow.   Pays: États Unis   Date de sortie: 1981   Technique: couleurs   Durée: 1 h 47    Résumé    Un preneur de son découvre par hasard un assassinat politique camouflé… …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

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