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blast

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blastblast1 /blɑːst $ blæst/ ●○○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 air/windDN a sudden strong movement of wind or airblast of 🔊 A blast of cold air swept through the hut.2 explosionEXPLODE an explosion, or the very strong movement of air that it causesin the blast 🔊 Thirty-six people died in the blast.bomb/shotgun/nuclear etc blast 🔊 A bomb blast completely destroyed the building.3 loud noiseC a sudden very loud noise, especially one made by a whistle or hornblast on 🔊 The station master gave a blast on his whistle and we were off.long/short blast 🔊 a long trumpet blast4 (at) full blast5 a blast6 emotion a sudden strong expression of a powerful emotionblast of 🔊 She was totally unprepared for the blast of criticism she received.7 a blast from the past
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blastThe referee gave a blast on his whistle and we were off.Thanks for taking us camping - Miranda had a blast!You should try water-skiing - it's a blast.Suddenly the plate-glass window shook with a blast of noise as two motorcycles roared down the street.For letterboxes, look out for seals with brushes which will prevent an icy blast when the post is delivered.The cause of death was a shotgun blast at close range, and police are now investigating the illegal killing.a shotgun blastHe opened it and the blast disfigured his face and cost him an eye and three fingers.At Batavia and Buitenzorg, the blast blew in dozens of windows, and even cracked walls.Fires are ignited as far as seventy-eight kilometers from the blast.Every window in the building had been shattered by the force of the blast.The force of the blast blew the roof off the white taxi van and shattered the windscreens of passing vehicles.The blast shook buildings across the street and could be heard at least two miles away.The blast killed 168 people and wounded hundreds.The blast was heard three miles away.blast of ... airThe two men went out, letting a blast of stinging air into the trailer.Just out in paperback, this chilling true-crime story will hit you like a blast of air conditioning.A blast of cold air hit him.A blast of heated air rushed past, and poisonous smoke belched towards him.A blast of warm foetid air rose up from the precipitous staircase to greet us.The Independent, in London, obliged with another blast of hot air.But nothing could have prepared me for the hydraulic blast of hot air that came as I stepped out.Yet the whole magazine is like this, an expensive, well-meaning, worthless blast of hot air.in the blastDespite the alleged sightings, McVeigh and Terry Lynn Nichols remain the only two charged in the blast.Other settlements were reached with some of the 21 injured in the blast.Mrs Vickers' husband Paul, 37, and four-year-old daughter Hannah were injured in the blast.Besides the three deaths, 23 people were injured in the blasts, including 12 aboard an airplane in 1979.Evidence showed that almost twice as much gas had been loaded into the underground cavern, resulting in the blast.Windows were shattered in the blast, at Farnham Street in the Catholic lower Ormeau area.long/short blastThen a short blast and six monitors took up position at the top of the lower playground.Another short blast and the school moved off to the various classrooms.Three short blasts of a steam whistle warned him the ferry was about to depart.
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blastblast2 ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 gun/bomb [transitive]PM to damage or destroy something, or to injure or kill someone, using a gun or a bombblast somebody with something 🔊 She blasted her husband with a shotgun because he was having an affair. 🔊 The first shot missed and blasted a hole in the far wall. 🔊 The plane was blasted out of the sky by a terrorist bomb.2 break something into pieces [intransitive, transitive]EXPLODE to break something into pieces using explosives, especially in order to build something such as a roadblast something through something 🔊 A 1.5 km tunnel was blasted through the mountain.blast something out of something 🔊 The road will have to be blasted out of solid rock.blast through 🔊 Railway workers had blasted through the mountains 90 years before.3 loud noise (also blast out) [intransitive, transitive]APMLOUD/NOISY to produce a lot of loud noise, especially music 🔊 He was woken by the radio alarm clock blasting out rock music.blast from 🔊 Dance music blasted from the stereo.4 criticize [transitive]CRITICIZE to criticize someone or something very strongly – used especially in news reportsblast somebody for (doing) something 🔊 Union leaders blasted the government for failing to tackle the jobs crisis.5 kick/hit a ball [transitive] to hit or kick a ball very hard 🔊 With six minutes remaining, he blasted the ball through the Coleraine defences for his 19th goal of the season.6 air/water [intransitive, transitive]TI if air or water is blasted somewhere, or if it blasts somewhere, it moves there with great force 🔊 The wind ripped through the trees and blasted a curtain of rain up the meadow. 🔊 Icy winds and driving snow blasted through the pine trees.7 sports [transitive] American English informal to beat another team very easily 🔊 The Seahawks were blasted 35–14 by the Broncos. blast off
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Examples from the Corpus
blastThe Seahawks were blasted 35-14 by the Broncos at the start of the season.He looked at me, then my bike, and without returning the gesture, twisted the throttle to blast away.Now, perhaps, the bombshell that blasted Dole and his campaign out of the doldrums will blast the Republicans into unity.Music blasted from the speakers in the living room.With no preparation, he blasted his way around the monster 7,289-yard course in a superb 69.A machine gun blasted just outside the tent.Atlantis is to blast off on a nine-day mission to Mir on March 21.Newman blasted one into left field in the second inning.a radio blasting out musicSeveral Allied planes were blasted out of the sky.He wished he hadn't blasted so many beers.A storm blasted the Florida coast with 75 m.p.h. winds.Environmental groups blasted the plan for more logging in the area.That same day the rocks were blasted to fragments and removed.Voice over Derby had one more chance to balance the books but Paul Kitson wasted a glorious opportunity by blasting wide.blast something out of somethingIf any of the rabble attempt to pass the palace gates, blast them out of existence.People on the ground would be trying to blast us out of the air.This happened when Safin missed a drop shot to go 0-40 and blasted the ball out of the stadium.blast somebody for (doing) somethingYou get the sense it was a blast to make for everyone involved in the production.He sometimes turned on the radio full blast, for example.And she blasts supermarkets for failing to pass on profits to customers by cutting prices.He left and got in his car, turning the heater up full blast, waiting for his Baby to warm him.And he blasted the media for slanting the coverage against Simpson to prolong the story.
blastblast3 (also blast her/it etc) interjection 🔊 🔊 used when you are very annoyed about something 🔊 Oh blast! I’ve forgotten my key.
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Verb table
blast
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblast
he, she, itblasts
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblasted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blasted
he, she, ithas blasted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blasted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blast
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blasted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blasting
he, she, itis blasting
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you, we, theyare blasting
Past
I, he, she, itwas blasting
you, we, theywere blasting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blasting
he, she, ithas been blasting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blasting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blasting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blasting
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