/blast / (say blahst)

1. a sudden blowing or gust of wind.
2. the blowing of a trumpet, whistle, etc.
3. the sound produced by this.
4. a forcible stream of air from the mouth, from bellows, or the like.
5. Metallurgy air under pressure directed into a blast furnace, cupola, etc., to support combustion.
6. a jet of exhaust steam directed into a chimney to augment the draught, as in a locomotive.
7. a draught thus increased.
8. Mining, Civil Engineering, etc. the charge of dynamite or other explosive used at one firing in blasting operations.
9. the act of exploding; explosion.
10. the forcible movement of air, or the shock wave, caused by an explosion.
11. any pernicious or destructive influence, especially on animals or plants; blight.
12. Colloquial
a. something that is very funny; hoot; laugh: what a blast!
b. an extremely exciting or exhilarating experience.
13. Colloquial severe criticism, especially noisy or choleric.
verb (t)
14. to blow (a trumpet, etc.).
15. to cause to shrivel or wither; blight.
16. to affect with any pernicious influence; ruin; destroy: to blast someone's hopes.
17. to tear (rock, etc.) to pieces with an explosive.
18. to criticise abusively.
verb (i)
19. to set off explosives: the excavators have been blasting all morning.
20. (an exclamation of anger or irritation.)
21. blast from the past, Colloquial someone or something, such as a song, fashion, etc., which is from the past or reminiscent of the past.
22. blast off,
a. to fire the rockets of a rocket ship, spacecraft, etc., in order to leave a planet's surface.
b. Colloquial to depart rapidly or immediately.
23. full blast,
a. to or at the loudest volume: she turned the radio up full blast.
b. with the utmost energy and vigour: *the propaganda machine was operating full blast –sumner locke elliott, 1981.
{Middle English; Old English blæst}
blaster, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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