(Of wind) move creating an air current
A powerful stroke with a hand, weapon, or hard object
Produce flowers or be in flower
(Circa 1649–1708), English composer and organist. The organist of Westminster Abbey 1668–79 and 1695–1708, he wrote much church music and taught Henry Purcell. His masque Venus and Adonis (circa 1682) was a forerunner of English opera
Amaze or impress someone
Get rid of pent-up energy or strong emotion
the icy wind blew around our ankles
death was due to a blow on the head with a blunt instrument
Arrive casually and unannounced
A newcomer or recent arrival
An enlargement of a photograph
A side-blow not at the main target
The ox-eye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare.
A blow with the hand; a punch, a cuff. Frequently in to come to hand blows: to come to hand-to-hand fighting (with or without weapons).
To astonish or overwhelm; to ‘blows one's mind’.
Break wind noisily
The action of emitting a gas, typically to reduce pressure to a safe level
Be extinguished by an air current
(Of trouble) fade away without serious consequences
Dry and style (hair) with a handheld dryer
An act of oral sex performed on a man
A heavy punch to the body
North American term for Joe Bloggs.
(In shearing) a stroke of the shears that runs from the sheep’s tail to its neck
An unlawful blow that lands below an opponent’s waist
(Of a description of an event) giving all the details in the order in which they occurred
Especially in the basic Bessemer process: continuation of the blow for a short time after decarburization is complete, in order to dephosphorize the steel.
= hand blow.
A stroke with a hand or weapon that causes death
A powerful stroke with a hammer
another term for peach-bloom.
Engineering a device by which the surface water and scum in a steam boiler may be blown off.
The striking of the hammer in a percussion gun.
Lose one’s temper
By a single stroke; in one operation
Clear one’s nose of mucus by blowing through it into a handkerchief
Lose one’s temper
Breathe in gasps during or after exertion
The act of discharging surface water and scum from a boiler using a surface blow.
Impress or otherwise affect someone very strongly
Kill someone using a firearm
Fail to keep an appointment with someone
Ignore or make light of something
Defeat someone convincingly
Use one’s breath to extinguish a flame
Reprimand someone severely