blow out phrasal

blow out phrasal
1 (I, T) if you blow a flame or a fire out, or if it blows out, it stops burning: blow sth out: Blow out all the candles. | The match blew out before I could light the candles.
2 (I) if a tyre blows out, it bursts
3 (T) blow itself out if a storm blows itself out, it ends: We sheltered in a barn waiting for the storm to blow itself out.
4 (transitive blow someone out)
a) AmE spoken to easily defeat someone: We blew them out 28 - zero.
b) BrE spoken to disappoint someone by not meeting them or not doing what you have agreed to: He blew me out again last night - I've had enough.
5 (I) if an oil or gas well blows out, oil or gas suddenly escapes

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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