English - Vietnamese Dictionary
blow /blou/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- cú đánh đòn
- to deal a blow: giáng cho một đòn
- at a blow: chỉ một cú, chỉ một đập
- to come to blows: đánh nhau; dở đấm, dở đá ra
- tai hoạ, điều gây xúc động mạnh, cú choáng người
- his wife's death was a great blow to him: vợ anh ấy mất đi thật là một điều bất hạnh lớn đối với anh ấy
- to strike a blow for
- giúp đỡ, ủng hộ; đấu tranh cho (tự do...)
- danh từ
- sự nở hoa
- in full blow: đang mùa rộ hoa
- ngọn gió
- to go for a blow: đi hóng mát
- hơi thổi; sự thổi (kèn...); sự hỉ (mũi)
- trứng ruồi, trứng nhặng (đẻ vào thức ăn...) ((cũng) fly)
- (bất qui tắc) động từ blew/blu:/, blown/bloun/
- thổi (gió)
- it is blowing hard: gió thổi mạnh
- to blow [on] the trumper: thổi kèn trumpet
- the train whistle blows: còi xe lửa thổi
- to blow the bellows: thổi bễ
- to blow the fire: thổi lửa
- to blow glass: thổi thuỷ tinh
- to blow bubbles: thổi bong bóng
- hà hơi vào; hỉ (mũi); hút (trứng)
- to blow one's fingers: hà hơi vào ngón tay
- to blow one's nose: hỉ mũi
- to blow an eggs: hút trứng
- cuốn đi (gió); bị (gió) cuốn đi
- the blown out to sea: con tàu bị gió cuốn ra ngoài khơi
- thở dốc; làm mệt, đứt hơi
- to blow hard and perspire profusely: thở dốc và ra mồ hôi đầm đìa
- to blow one's horse: làm cho con ngựa mệt đứt hơi, làm cho con ngựa thở dốc ra
- to be thoroughly blown: mệt đứt hơi
- nói xấu; làm giảm giá trị, bôi xấu, bôi nhọ (danh dự...)
- to blow on (upon) somebody's character: bôi nhọ danh dự của ai
- đẻ trứng vào (ruồi, nhặng); ((nghĩa rộng)) làm hỏng, làm thối
- (thông tục) khoe khoang, khoác lác
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) bỏ đi, chuồn
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) xài phí, phung phí (tiền)
- to blow about (abroad)
- lan truyền; tung ra (tin tức...)
- to blow down
- thổi ngã, thổi gẫy làm rạp xuống (gió)
- (từ lóng) đến bất chợt, đến thình lình
- (kỹ thuật) thông, làm xì ra
- to blow off steam: làm xì hơi ra, xả hơi
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) tiêu phí, phung phí (tiền...)
- to blow out: thổi tắt; tắt (vì bị gió thổi vào...)
- to blow out a canlde: thổi tắt ngọn nến
- the candle blows out: ngọn nến tắt
- nổ (cầu chì...); làm nổ
- to blow out one's brain: tự bắn vỡ óc
- the storm will soon blow over: cơn bão sẽ chóng qua đi
- (nghĩa bóng) bỏ qua, quên đi
- to blow up
- nổ, nổ tung; làm nổ; phá (bằng chất nổ, mìn...)
- to blow up a tyre: làm nổ lốp xe
- to be blown up with pride: (nghĩa bóng) vênh váo, kiêu ngạo
- làm mất tín nhiệm, làm mất thanh danh
- mách lẻo, kháo chuyện về (ai)
- to blow one's own trumpet (born)
+a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
+an impact (as from a collision)
+an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
+an unpleasant or disappointing surprise
+a strong current of air
+street names for cocaine
+forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth
+be blowing or storming
+free of obstruction by blowing air through
+be in motion due to some air or water current
+make a sound as if blown
+shape by blowing
+make a mess of, destroy or ruin
+spend thoughtlessly; throw away
+spend lavishly or wastefully on
+sound by having air expelled through a tube
+play or sound a wind instrument
+provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
+cause air to go in, on, or through
+cause to move by means of an air current
+spout moist air from the blowhole
+leave; informal or rude
+cause to be revealed and jeopardized
+allow to regain its breath
+melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
Advanced English Dictionary
1 breathe, puff, exhale; expel:
If the crystals turn green when you blow into the tube, it means that you've had too much to drink. Blow some air into the balloon.
2 waft, puff, whistle, whine, blast:
An icy wind blew through the cracks in the windows.
3 Colloq bungle, botch, make a mess of, muff, mismanage, Colloq screw up, mess up, fluff, bugger up, Taboo fuck up:
It was my last chance to win and I blew it.
4 Colloq spend, lavish, squander, waste, throw out or away:
She blew hundreds on that dress and now she won't wear it.
5 short-circuit, burn out:
All the fuses blew when I turned on the electric heater.
6 blow hot and cold. vacillate, hesitate, dither, Colloq shilly-shally:
The sales manager has been blowing hot and cold over my proposal for a month now.
7 blow out.
I blew out all the candles in one breath. The match blew out in the wind.
(b) explode, burst:
One of my tyres blew out on the way over here.
(c) short-circuit, burn out:
The lights blew out during the storm.
8 blow up.
(a) become furious or angry or enraged, flare up, lose one's temper, Slang blow one's top or US also stack, flip one's lid:
She really blew up when I said I was going to the pub.
(b) explode, burst, shatter, Colloq bust; detonate, dynamite, destroy, blast:
The bridge blew up with a roar. Demolition experts will blow up the dam.
(c) enlarge, inflate, embroider, magnify, expand, exaggerate, overstate:
The tabloid press has blown up the story out of all proportion.
(d) enlarge, magnify, amplify, expand, increase:
Can you blow up just this corner of the photograph?
(e) inflate; distend, swell:
We were busy blowing up balloons for the party.
9 gale, storm, tempest, whirlwind, tornado, cyclone, hurricane, typhoon, north-easter, nor'easter:
We can expect a big blow tonight - winds of gale force, they say.
10 stroke, punch, clout, whack, hit, knock, thump, thwack, Colloq wallop:
He was felled by a blow to the chin in the fourth round.
2 shock, surprise, bombshell, jolt, bolt from the blue, revelation:
It came as a blow to learn that she was leaving in a month.
verb, noun, exclamationCollocation Dictionary
Help Note: In sense 13 blowed is used for the past participle.)
1 [+adv./prep.] to send out air from the mouth: [V] You're not blowing hard enough! + The policeman asked me to blow into the breathalyser. + [VN] He drew on his cigarette and blew out a stream of smoke.
2 when the wind or a current of air blows, it is moving; when it blows, the wind is blowing: [V, often +adv./prep.] A cold wind blew from the east. + It was blowing hard. + [VN] It was blowing a gale (= there was a strong wind).
move with wind / breath
3 [+adv./prep.] to be moved by the wind, sb's breath, etc.; to move sth in this way: [V] My hat blew off. + [V-ADJ] The door blew open. + [VN] I was almost blown over by the wind. + She blew the dust off the book. + The ship was blown onto the rocks. + The bomb blast blew two passers-by across the street. [also VN-ADJ]
whistle / instrument
4 if you blow a whistle, musical instrument, etc. or if a whistle, etc. blows, you produce a sound by blowing into the whistle, etc: [VN] The referee blew his whistle. + [V] the sound of trumpets blowing
5 [VN] ~ your nose to clear your nose by blowing strongly through it into a HANDKERCHIEF
6 [VN, VNN] ~ (sb) a kiss to kiss your hand and then pretend to blow the kiss towards sb
7 [VN] to make or shape sth by blowing: to blow smoke rings + to blow bubbles (= for example, by blowing onto a thin layer of water mixed with soap) + to blow glass (= to send a current of air into melted glass to shape it)
8 [V, VN] if a FUSE blows or you blow a FUSE, the electricity stops flowing suddenly because the FUSE (= a thin wire) has melted because the current was too strong
9 [VN] to break sth open with explosives: The safe had been blown by the thieves.
10 [VN] (informal) to make known sth that was secret: One mistake could blow your cover (= make your real name, job, intentions, etc. known). + We're going to blow his operation wide open.
11 [VN] ~ sth (on sth) (informal) to spend or waste a lot of money on sth: He inherited over a million dollars and blew it all on drink and gambling.
12 [VN] (informal) to waste an opportunity: She blew her chances by arriving late for the interview. + You had your chance and you blew it.
13 [VN] (BrE, informal) used to show that you are annoyed, surprised or do not care about sth: Blow it! We've missed the bus. + Well, blow me down! I never thought I'd see you again. + I'm blowed if I'm going to (= I certainly will not) let him treat you like that. + Let's take a taxi and blow (= never mind) the expense.
14 (AmE, slang) to leave a place suddenly: [VN] Let's blow this joint. [also V]
Idioms: blow your / sb's brains out to kill yourself/sb by shooting yourself/them in the head
blow a fuse (informal) to get very angry
blow the gaff (on sb/sth) (BrE, informal) to tell sth secret, especially by mistake
blow hot and cold (about sth) (informal) to change your opinion about sth often
blow your mind (informal) to produce a very strong pleasant or shocking feeling: Wait till you hear this. It'll blow your mind.
See also - MIND-BLOWING
blow your own trumpet (especially BrE) (AmE usually blow / toot your own horn) (informal) to praise your own abilities and achievements
blow your top (BrE) (AmE blow your stack) (informal) to get very angry
blow up in sb's face if a plan, etc. blows up in your face, it goes wrong in a way that causes you damage, embarrassment, etc.
blow the whistle on sb/sth (informal) to tell sb in authority about sth wrong or illegal that sb is doing
See also - WHISTLE-BLOWER
Idioms see COBWEB, ILL adj., LARK n., LID, PUFF v., SOCK n., WAY n.
Phrasal Verbs: blow sb<->away (informal, especially AmE)
1 to kill sb by shooting them
2 to impress sb a lot or to make them very happy
blow into sth (informal) to arrive or enter a place suddenly: Look who's just blown in!
blow sb<->off (AmE) to deliberately not meet sb when you said you would
Synonym: STAND UP
1 if a flame, etc. blows out, it is put out by the wind, etc: Somebody opened the door and the candle blew out.
2 if an oil or gas WELL blows out, it sends out gas suddenly and forcefully
related noun BLOW-OUT
blow itself out when a storm blows itself out, it finally loses its force
blow sb<->out (AmE, informal) to defeat sb easily
blow sth<->out to put out a flame, etc. by blowing
blow over to go away without having a serious effect: The storm blew over in the night. + The scandal will soon blow over.
1 to explode; to be destroyed by an explosion: The bomb blew up. + A police officer was killed when his car blew up.
2 to start suddenly and with force: A storm was blowing up. + A crisis has blown up over the President's latest speech.
1 to destroy sth by an explosion: The police station was blown up by terrorists.
2 to fill sth with air or gas so that it becomes firm: The tyres on my bike need blowing up.
3 to make a photograph bigger
related noun BLOW-UP
4 to make sth seem more important, better, worse, etc. than it really is: The whole affair was blown up out of all proportion.
blow up (at sb) (informal) to get angry with sb: I'm sorry I blew up at you.
related noun BLOW-UP
1 a hard hit with the hand, a weapon, etc: She received a severe blow on the head. + He was knocked out by a single blow to the head. + The two men were yelling at each other and exchanging blows. + He landed a blow on Hill's nose.
2 ~ (to sb/sth) a sudden event which has damaging effects on sb/sth, causing sadness or disappointment: Losing his job came as a terrible blow to him. + It was a shattering blow to her pride. + The new cuts will be seen as a crippling blow for people on low incomes. + The recent bomb attacks are a serious blow for the peace process.
See also - BODY BLOW
3 the action of blowing: Give your nose a good blow (= clear it completely). + Try to put the candles out in one blow. + I'll give three blows on the whistle as a signal.
Idioms: a blow-by-blow account, description, etc. (of sth) (informal) a description of an event which gives you all the details in the order in which they happen: He insisted on giving us a blow-by-blow account of what had happened.
come to blows (over sth) to start fighting because of sth: We almost came to blows over what colour the new carpet should be.
soften / cushion the blow to make sth unpleasant seem less unpleasant and easier to accept
more at DEAL v., STRIKE v.
+ exclamation (old-fashioned, BrE) used to show that you are annoyed about sth: Blow! I forgot to tell them I'd be late.
1 act of blowing
VERB + BLOW
Give your nose a blow.
2 hard knock that hits sb/sth
hard, heavy, nasty, painful, powerful, severe, sharp, stinging, violent | fatal, final, mortal | glancing, light
Jack caught him a glancing blow on the jaw.
He killed the man with a single blow of his cricket bat.
The man went down in a hail of blows.
VERB + BLOW
get, receive, suffer, take
He suffered a severe blow to the head.
| catch sb, deal sb, deliver, give sb, land, rain (down), strike sb
It was the gardener who delivered the fatal blow. She landed a nasty blow on his nose. He rained heavy blows on the old woman.
The boys exchanged blows with the police.
| come to
The children came to blows over the new toy.
She aimed a blow at Lucy.
| avoid, deflect, dodge, parry, ward off
BLOW + VERB
The blow landed on my right shoulder.
two blows of the axe
| ~ on
a nasty blow on the head
| ~ to
a blow to the victim's chest
3 sudden shock/disappointment
big, great, major, serious, severe, terrible | bitter, crippling, cruel, crushing, devastating, knock-out | double | decisive, mortal
a mortal blow to British industry
VERB + BLOW
deal (sb/sth), deliver, strike
His defeat dealt a crushing blow to the party.
| receive, suffer | cushion, soften
to soften the blow of tax increases
| come as
The news came as a bitter blow to the staff.
BLOW + VERB
The blow came at a meeting on Saturday.
A tax on books would be a body blow for education.
| ~ to
Her decision to live abroad was a terrible blow to her parents.
a bit of a blow
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