blow someone 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 someone completely.

The Warriors ended an 11-game losing streak by blowing away the Boston Beans 101—87.

3. to kill someone.

It's basically a dull movie except for the scene where Francie gets to blow away some bad guys.

You know, it probably won't be an accident that blows me away but some health problem.


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  • blow — blow1 [blō] vi. blew, blown, blowing [ME blowen < OE blawan < IE * bhlē : see BLAST] 1. to move with some force: said of the wind or a current of air 2. to send forth air with or as with the mouth 3. to pant; be breathless …   English World dictionary

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  • blow — 1 past tense blew, past participle blown verb 1 (I) WIND MOVING if the wind or a current of air blows, it moves: A cold breeze was blowing. 2 WIND MOVING STH (intransitive usually + adv/prep, transitive) to move something, or to be moved, by the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow — blow1 verb (past blew; past participle blown) 1》 (of wind) move creating an air current.     ↘be carried or driven by the wind. 2》 expel air through pursed lips.     ↘force air through the mouth into (an instrument) to make a sound.     ↘force… …   English new terms dictionary


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