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Topic: NATURE

Language: Old English
Origin: bl├Žst

blast

1 noun
     
blast1 [countable]
1

air/wind

DN a sudden strong movement of wind or air
blast of
A blast of cold air swept through the hut.
2

explosion

an explosion, or the very strong movement of air that it causes
Thirty-six people died in the blast.
bomb/shotgun/nuclear etc blast
A bomb blast completely destroyed the building.
3

loud noise

C a sudden very loud noise, especially one made by a whistle or horn
blast on
The station master gave a blast on his whistle and we were off.
long/short blast
a long trumpet blast
4

(at) full blast

as powerfully or loudly as possible:
I had the gas fire going full blast.
The radio was on at full blast.
5

fun

a blast

informal an enjoyable and exciting experience:
The concert was a blast.
We had a blast at the fair.
6

emotion

a sudden strong expression of a powerful emotion
blast of
She was totally unprepared for the blast of criticism she received.
7

a blast from the past

informal something from the past that you remember, see, or hear again, and that reminds you of that time in your life:
That's a blast from the past. No one has called me that for years.
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