1 blow, gust, wind, gale:
The door opened and a blast of icy air made us shiver.
2 blare, sound, noise, racket, din, bellow, roar; boom:
At the trumpet-blast thousands of Goths descended screaming on the camp.
3 explosion, burst, eruption, discharge; detonation:
A blast of dynamite levelled all the houses in the vicinity.
4 (at or in) full blast. fully, at full tilt, at the maximum, completely, thoroughly, entirely, maximally, Slang with no holds barred, US to the max:
The factory was going full blast before the strike.
5 blow up, explode, dynamite, demolish, destroy, ruin, waste, lay waste, shatter, devastate:
The pillbox was blasted out of existence by our guns.
6 defame, discredit, denounce, criticize, attack; ruin, destroy:
The candidate has been blasted by the press.
7 curse, damn:
The minister continued to blast the proposal till the legislature dropped it.
huge, powerful | bomb, nuclear, shotgun
BLAST + VERB
hit sth, rip through sth, rock sth
A huge bomb blast rocked central London last night.
in a/the ~
Twenty people were killed in the blast.
2 sudden rush of air/wind
She felt an icy blast of air.
a blast of cold air
3 sudden loud sound
long | short | shrill
VERB + BLAST
He gave a short blast on his trumpet.
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