blastblast1 /blɑːst $ blæst/ ●○○ noun [countable]1air/windDN a sudden strong movement of wind or airblast ofA blast of cold air swept through the hut.2explosionEXPLODE an explosion, or the very strong movement of air that it causesin the blastThirty-six people died in the blast.bomb/shotgun/nuclear etc blastA bomb blast completely destroyed the building.3loud noiseC a sudden very loudnoise, especially one made by a whistle or hornblast onThe station master gave a blast on his whistle and we were off.long/short blasta long trumpet blast4 →(at) full blast5 →a blast6emotion a sudden strong expression of a powerfulemotionblast ofShe was totally unprepared for the blast of criticism she received.7 →a blast from the past
blastblast2 ●○○ verb1gun/bomb [transitive]PM to damage or destroy something, or to injure or kill someone, using a gun or a bombblast somebody with somethingShe 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.2break 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 somethingA 1.5 km tunnel was blasted through the mountain.blast something out of somethingThe road will have to be blasted out of solid rock.blast throughRailway workers had blasted through the mountains 90 years before.3loud noise (also blast out) [intransitive, transitive]APMLOUD/NOISY to produce a lot of loud noise, especially musicHe was woken by the radio alarm clock blasting out rock music.blast fromDance music blasted from the stereo.4criticize [transitive]CRITICIZE to criticize someone or something very strongly – used especially in news reportsblast somebody for (doing) somethingUnion leaders blasted the government for failing to tackle the jobs crisis.5kick/hit a ball [transitive] to hit or kick a ball very hardWith six minutes remaining, he blasted the ball through the Coleraine defences for his 19th goal of the season.6air/water [intransitive, transitive]TI if air or water is blasted somewhere, or if it blasts somewhere, it moves there with great forceThe wind ripped through the trees and blasted a curtain of rain up the meadow.Icy winds and driving snow blasted through the pine trees.7sports [transitive] American English informal to beat another team very easilyThe Seahawks were blasted 35–14 by the Broncos. →blast off→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
blast• The 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 blastedDole 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 radioblasting out music• Several Alliedplanes were blasted out of the sky.• He wished he hadn't blasted so many beers.• A stormblasted 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 gloriousopportunity by blastingwide.blast something out of something• If any of the rabble attempt to pass the palacegates, blast them out ofexistence.• 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) something• You 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 forfailing 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 forslanting the coverage against Simpson to prolong the story.blastblast3 (also blast her/it etc) interjectionused when you are very annoyed about somethingOh blast! I’ve forgotten my key.