blow away

I. transitive verb
: to dissipate or remove (something) as if with a current of air

the whole well-ordered system has been blown away — Roger Fry

even this caution … might well be blown away by the rush of buying … before the holiday — Newsweek

II. transitive verb
1. : to kill by gunfire : shoot dead
2. : to impress very strongly and usually favorably

a single idea, well conceived and well executed, can still blow us all awayadvt

3. : to defeat or outperform by a wide margin

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blow away [phrasal verb]
blow (someone) away or blow away (someone) informal
1 : to kill (someone) by shooting

a gangster who got blown away by a hit man

2 : to impress (someone) in a very strong and favorable way

I was really blown away by her latest movie.

3 US : to defeat (someone) very badly

They blew their rivals away in the first game 34‒7.

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Main Entry:blow

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Blow Away — «Blow Away» Сингл Джорджа Харрисона из альбома George Harrison Выпущен 14 февраля 1979 Формат 7 Жанр рок Композитор …   Википедия

  • blow away — blow (someone) away 1. to cause someone great pleasure or surprise. Everyone I tell that story to, I mean everyone, is just blown away. That new exhibit of ancient gold objects at the museum is so amazing, it will blow you away! 2. to defeat… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Blow Away — Single par George Harrison extrait de l’album George Harrison Face A Blow Away Face B Soft Touch Sortie …   Wikipédia en Français

  • blow away — ► blow away informal kill by shooting. Main Entry: ↑blow …   English terms dictionary

  • Blow Away — Single infobox | Name = Blow Away Artist = George Harrison from Album = George Harrison B side = Soft Touch Released = February 14, 1979 Format = vinyl record 7 Recorded = 1978 Genre = Rock Length = Label = Dark Horse Records (US) Producer =… …   Wikipedia

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  • blow away — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you say that you are blown away by something, you mean that you are very impressed by it. [INFORMAL] [V P by] I was blown away by the tone and the quality of the story... [V n P] She just totally blew me away with her singing.… …   English dictionary

  • blow away — verb a) To cause to go away by blowing. He blew away the dust which had collected on the book. b) To disperse or to depart on currents of air. I didnt have to rake. The leaves just blew away …   Wiktionary

  • blow away — transitive verb Date: 1579 1. to dissipate or remove as if with a current of air < their doubts were blown away > 2. to kill by gunfire ; shoot dead 3. to impress very strongly and usually favorably …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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