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blow-out

noun
     
blow-out also blow‧out especially American English [countable]
1TTC a sudden bursting of a tyre [↪ puncture]:
I had a blow-out on the driver's side.
2 [usually singular] informal a big expensive meal or large social occasion:
We went for a real blow-out to celebrate.
3 American English informal an easy victory over someone in a game
4TPG a sudden uncontrolled escape of oil or gas from a well

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