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British English: /blɑːst/
American English: /blæst/

Translation of blast in French:


  • 4 (noise) (on trumpet)
    (on whistle, car horn) coup (m)
    to give a blast on
    faire sonner (trumpet)
    donner un coup de (whistle, carhorn)
    a blast of pop music
    un morceau de musique pop à plein volume
    he plays his records at full blast
    il met ses disques à plein volume
    the radio is on at full blast
    la radio est à fond
  • 5 [informal] (fun)to have a blast
    bien se marrer [informal]
    the party was a blast
    on s'est bien marré à la fête


  • zut! [informal]

transitive verb

  • 1 (blow up)
    faire sauter (building)
    dynamiter (rockface)
    to blast a hole in a wall
    percer un mur à l'explosif
  • 3 [informal] (criticize)
    (article, review)
    descendre [quelqu'un/quelque chose] en flammes [informal] (person, performance, work)
  • 4 (strike hard)
    (golfer, soccer player)
    frapper [quelque chose] de toutes ses forces (ball)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (Mining)
    utiliser des explosifs
    we blasted through the rock wall
    nous avons fait sauter la paroi rocheuse à l'explosif


the song was a blast from the past [informal] for me

cette chanson me replongeait dans le passé

to blast somebody/something out of the water

[informal] [figurative]
descendre quelqu'un/quelque chose en flammes [informal]

Phrasal verbs

blast away

blast away (with gun) to blast away at
mitrailler (person, target)

blast off

1 blast off
2 blast [something] off, blast off [something] 2.1 (fire)
tirer avec (rifle)
2.2 (lift off)
faire sauter (roof)

blast out

1 blast out
2 blast [something] out, blast out [something]
(radio, speaker)
cracher [informal] (music)
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