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blow

Pronunciation: /bləʊ/

Translation of blow in French:

n

vt (prét blew pp, blown)

  • 1the wind blew the door shut un coup de vent a fermé la porte to be blown off course [ship] être dévié/-e par le vent
  • 2 [person] faire [bubble, smoke ring]; souffler [glass] to blow one's nose se moucher to blow one's whistle donner un coup de sifflet
  • 3 [explosion] faire [hole] (in dans) to be blown to pieces or bits by être réduit/-e en poussière par

vi (prét blew pp, blown)

  • 2to blow in the wind [flag, clothes] voler au vent

Phrasal verbs

blow away

blow away s'envoler
blow [sth] awayblow away [sth] [wind] emporter [object]

blow down

[wind] faire tomber [tree]

blow off

blow off [hat] s'envoler
blow [sth] off [wind] emporter [hat]; [explosion] emporter [roof]

blow out

souffler [candle]; éteindre [flames]

blow over

[storm] s'apaiser; [affair] être oublié/-e

blow up

blow up [building] sauter; [bomb] exploser
blow [sb/sth] up faire sauter [building, person]; faire exploser [bomb] 1.1 gonfler [tyre] 1.2 agrandir [photograph]

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