There are 2 translations of blow in Spanish:

blow1

Pronunciation: /bləʊ/

n

  • 1 1.1 (stroke) golpe (m) a blow with a hammer un martillazo, un golpe con un martillo to come to blows llegar* a las manos at a (single) o one blow de un golpe, a la vez to strike a blow for sth romper una lanza en favor de algo 1.2 (shock, setback) golpe (m) blow to sb golpe para algn the news of his death came as a blow to us all la noticia de su muerte fue un duro golpe or un gran disgusto para todos nosotros
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    • He was dealt a disappointing blow here yesterday when the group failed to justify hefty support.
    • His hopes of springing a surprise were dealt a severe blow before the break when the Captain was forced to retire due to concussion.
    • Given the increasingly run-down nature of these command economies, the oil price shocks dealt a crucial blow to regimes running an already bankrupt economic system.
  • 2 2.1 (action) soplo (m), soplido (m) to give one's nose a blow sonarse* la nariz 2.2 (gale) vendaval (m) to go for a blow (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] salir* a tomar (el) aire or el fresco
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    • It was a very exciting game from the first blow of the whistle.
    • From the first blow of the whistle we were unsure as to who would take control of ball when McDonald put the first score on the board.
    • An agitating game that left the hearts of many fans racing from the blow of the whistle was indeed the game of the day.
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    • The lead track is a pretty good tune for an introduction, but the blows don't connect.
    • One musician will then occupy the pivotal No 7 position with the other set for debut after some lusty blows last night and a mean spell of seamers.
    • target: not reached, specialist
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    • Put a few drops in each nostril and sniff gently, then give your nose a good blow to get rid of the mucus.
    • They say - they argue that a nose blow was an all-stop signal.
    • If you've been shooting, bullet casting, or otherwise exposed to airborne lead, after washing your hands, give your nose a good blow.
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    • If the medical evidence is correct he is unlikely to have fallen down as a result of the stroke itself and I accept a glancing blow to the head would not necessarily knock him over.
    • He tried to make some noises but received a hard blow to the back, which caused him to stop his useless attempts at speech.
    • The police asked me if the child had fallen or received a hard blow to the injured area of her head.

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adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.

There are 2 translations of blow in Spanish:

blow2

vt (past blew past p, blown)

  • 1 (propel) soplar she blew the ash onto the floor sopló y echó la ceniza al suelo stop blowing smoke into my face! ¡no me eches el humo a la cara! a gust blew the door shut una ráfaga de viento cerró la puerta de golpe the helicopter blew a cloud of dust into the air el helicóptero levantó una nube de polvo to blow sth away/off/along all trace of their camp had been blown away by the wind el viento no había dejado ni rastro del campamento her hat was blown off se le voló el sombrero they let the wind blow them along se dejaron llevar por el viento the wind blew the roof off the kiosk el viento le arrancó el techo al quiosco the plane was blown off course el viento sacó el avión de su curso look what the wind's blown in! ¡mira quién ha aparecido! wind1 1 1
  • 2 2.1 (make by blowing) [glass] soplar to blow bubbles hacer* pompas de jabón 2.2 (clear) [egg] vaciar* (soplando) to blow one's nose sonarse* la nariz
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    • There are special kits and tools for blowing eggs that make the process easier and safer for children and adults alike.
    • Since I was a kid we used to blow eggs and then dye them.
    • I love to blow eggs with kids!
    2.3 (play) [note] tocar*; [signal] dar* the referee blew the whistle el árbitro tocó or hizo sonar el silbato or pito to blow one's own trumpet o (AmE) horn darse* bombo, echarse or tirarse flores he doesn't need anyone else to blow his trumpet for him no tiene abuela or se le ha muerto la abuela [fam & hum], no necesita quien lo alabe, se alaba solo
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    • Glass is blown or molded into many shapes for decorative items, and for beverage glasses and other eating and serving dishes.
    • Note 1: There is a glass factory in Provence where you can watch the workers blow the molten glass straight from the furnace.
    • In the year that followed, however, the sculpture was wrecked three times by vandals who smashed out its specially blown coloured glass light tubes.
  • 3 3.1 (smash) [bridge/safe] volar*, hacer* saltar the car was blown to pieces el coche voló en pedazos to blow a hole in sth hacer* un agujero en algo to blow sb's head off volarle la tapa de los sesos a algn to blow sth sky high o out of the water this blows his theory sky high esto echa por tierra su teoría if this goes off, we'll be blown sky high como explote, saltamos por los aires to blow sth wide open poner* algo al descubierto, destapar algo [familiar/colloquial] 3.2 (burn out) [fuse] fundir, hacer* saltar, quemar
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    • Most of Simon Fraser University's main campus was thrown into darkness when a high voltage electric cable blew last Friday.
    • I don't actually recommend doing this, because it may well be overloading the header and blowing one of those is a great way to ruin your afternoon and maybe your motherboard.
    • The strike shorted all the electrics and blew all the fuses.
    3.3 (burst) [gasket] reventar* to blow one's top o stack o lid [colloquial/familiar] explotar, ponerse* hecho una furia
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    • If a $4 cylinder head gasket blows, it costs the customer $1,000 in engine repairs.
    • My car engine blew after service who is at fault?
    • At 32000 miles my engine blew.
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    • The ensuing huge explosion blew the Hood apart and she sank in a matter of minutes.
    • And it also has some really awesome sequences of robots getting blown apart by flying arrows.
    • Earlier that day a flying bomb had blown out the windows and destroyed the roof of the school hall in London where he was due to sit them.
  • 4 [colloquial/familiar] 4.1 (squander) [money] despilfarrar, tirarto blow sth on sth he'd blown the money on a cruise había despilfarrado el dinero en un crucero, se había pulido el dinero (Esp) or (RPl) se había patinado la plata en un crucero [familiar/colloquial] 4.2 (spoil) they were getting on well, but he blew it by starting to … se estaban llevando bien, pero él lo echó todo a perder cuando empezó a … I blew the oral test la pifié [familiar/colloquial] or [vulgar] la cagué en el oral, la regué en el oral (Méx) [familiar/colloquial]
  • 5 (leave) (esp AmE) [sl & dated], largarse* de [familiar/colloquial]
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    • It's only a matter of time before these guys blow, so see them while you still can.
    • Boy, when guys blow on this climb, they are gone in a hurry!
    • Board up, pack up, and blow town before the traffic chokes.
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    • As I said in my Budget speech, normally these Governments get accused of blowing the Budget and spending.
    • Either way I've still got no reason to blow my cash on that overly expensive paper weight.
    • I feel like I just blow my money and it means nothing.
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    • Our big opportunity had been blown by a bunch of tight-lipped, upright folks who wanted to mind their own business.
    • Please don't blow such a great opportunity for our region in the Lismore Herb Festival.
    • He blows another great scoring opportunity, with his touch and nerve deserting him as soon as the Milan goal hoves into view.
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    • This year that cover has been blown with ill-disguised intent.
    • But where are the media, now that her cover has been blown?
    • Basically the cover has been blown on them in front of a very important audience - international business decision makers.
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    • ‘I was blowed if I was going to faint in front of that lot,’ said Therese, whose sex made her something of a rarity in the men only world of food despite her outstanding curriculum vitae.
    • I'm sure there's an answer to this question, but I'll be blowed if I can work it out.
    • But I am blowed if I am going to pretend to be a man in a skirt.
  • 6
    (past p blowed)
    (curse) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] blow me if she didn't make the same mistake! ¿y no va y se equivoca otra vez? blow this! let's take a cab! ¡al diablo con esto! tomemos un taxi [familiar/colloquial] oh, blow your principles! ¡mira, guárdate tus principios! I'll be blowed if I'll apologize! ¡ya pueden esperar sentados a que pida perdón! [familiar/colloquial]

vi (past blew past p, blown)

  • 1 1.1 [wind] soplar to blow hot and cold dar* una de cal y otra de arena 1.2 [person] soplar blow hard into the bag sopla fuerte en la bolsa she came up the stairs, puffing and blowing subió las escaleras bufando y resoplando
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    • She lightly blew on it, blowing away the hot air.
    • He then blew on it lightly to give it the appearance of life.
    • Josh blew on the canteen of hot tea he'd smuggled from his home into the Café and sighed as the steam began to warm his frozen fingers.
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    • Baranza began to walk toward him, chuckling under his breath, and Brigg blew a stream of smoke from his mouth before removing the cigarette.
    • Inhaling deeply I blew a puff of smoke right into some nerd's face.
    • The other took a puff of his cigar and blew a cloud of smoke at the cherub.
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    • Both were blowing hard as assistant coach, aged 42 and retired from competitive football for 10 years, beat them to the line.
    • The hounds are blowing hard and dripping with sweat, but they are utterly delighted with themselves.
    • Falkon shot into Avaria, panting and blowing like a horse.
    1.3 [whale] bufar
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    • Biologists can hear blue whales blow at the surface from several miles away, often before they can see them.
    • If you are downwind when the whales blow, there is no mistaking the content of their gargantuan diet.
    • We also witnessed humpback whales blowing and diving, breaching and slapping their fins and flukes.
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    • When strong wind blows to create waves and ripples, when it rains hard or when sheets of snow land on the lake-surface.
    • An unexpected cold gust of wind blew into the room and I looked up to note a small gap in the wall of stone blocks.
    • The wind was blowing and it created a nice warm, breeze.
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    • The curtains were blown by the wind, along with his hair.
    • Monday's eruption occurred just before sunset; the ash cloud was blown by the wind toward the west, away from the most heavily populated areas.
    • I thought that I must be mistaken, that they were blown by the wind, but again I bent to touch one, and saw it hop hastily away.
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    • The glass doors are shielded from the inside with white, nearly transparent curtains and they blow inward with the breeze.
    • She puts in long hours there and she's a smoker herself, but she describes working behind a bar as like having smoke constantly blown in your face, hour after hour.
    • The leaves have mostly blown off the trees in the past two days, so if you were looking for foliage, this is pretty much what's left
  • 2 (be driven by wind) litter was blowing everywhere había basura volando por todas partes sand had blown in under the door con el viento se había colado arena por debajo de la puerta his hat blew off se le voló el sombrero the door blew open/shut la puerta se abrió/se cerró con el viento
  • 3 (produce sound) [bugle/foghorn/whistle] sonar* the whistle blew for half-time el silbato sonó anunciando el final del primer tiempo
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    • It says a lot about a match when the most dramatic moments come after the final whistle has been blown, when both managers get to bickering about the referee.
    • He spoke frankly only after the whistle had already been blown.
    • They both know that victory is essential and neither of them throw in the towel until the final whistle has been blown so I wouldn't take my eyes off this game for a second.
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    • In its early history, music was the serious concern of voices, or instruments blown or bowed.
    • A computer generated voice comes to life as klaxons sound and whistles blow.
    • Long after the final whistle had blown at their semi-final, the sound of drums beating and fans chanting could be heard outside the stadium.
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    • There was suddenly the sound of someone blowing a horn of some kind.
    • Picket lines enjoyed public support yesterday with motorists blowing their horns.
    • Should a motorist blow his horn the Guide Dog can become agitated and may therefore be unsure as to what course of action to take.

Phrasal verbs

blow away

v + o + adv [slang/argot]
1.1 (kill) liquidar [familiar/colloquial] one more word and I'll blow you away! una palabra más y te liquido or te vuelo la tapa de los sesos [familiar/colloquial] 1.2 (have strong effect on) (AmE) that kind of music just blows me away ese tipo de música me enloquece [familiar/colloquial], es que flipo con ese tipo de música (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] the tragedy blew me away la tragedia me dejó anonadado see also blow2 1 1

blow down

v + o + adv, v + adv + o [fence/mast/cable] tirar (abajo), derribar blow me down! (BrE) [colloquial/familiar] ¡parece mentira! [familiar/colloquial], ¡me caigo y no me levanto! [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + adv [tree/tent] caerse* (con el viento)

blow in

v + adv
(arrive casually) [colloquial/familiar] aparecer*, caer* [familiar/colloquial]

blow out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o 1.1 (extinguish) [match/flame] apagar* (soplando) 1.2 (shoot) [colloquial/familiar] to blow sb's brains out, to blow out sb's brains saltarle or volarle* la tapa de los sesos a algn [familiar/colloquial] 1.3 (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] (defeat convincingly) to blow sb out darle* una paliza a algn [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + adv 2.1 (become extinguished) [candle/lamp] apagarse* 2.2 (burst) [tire] reventarse* 2.3 (erupt) [well/gas/oil] hacer* explosión

blow over

v + adv
1.1 (be forgotten) [scandal/trouble] caer* en el olvido 1.2 [storm] pasar

blow up

v + adv 1.1 (explode) [bomb] estallar, hacer* explosión; [bridge/car] saltar por los aires 1.2 (begin) [wind/storm] levantarse; [conflict] estallarto blow up into sth the breeze had blown up into a storm la brisa había dado paso a una tormenta the affair blew up into a major scandal el caso terminó en un gran escándalo 1.3 (become angry) [colloquial/familiar] [person] explotar [familiar/colloquial] 1.1v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [mine/car] volar* 2.2 [tire/balloon] inflar, hinchar (Esp) 2.3 [colloquial/familiar] [incident/affair] exagerar, sacar* de quicio it's been blown up out of all proportion lo han sacado totalmente de quicio 2.4 [photo] ampliar*, hacer* una ampliación de 2.5 (reprimand) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], regañar, retar (CS)

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Word of the day precioso
adj
beautiful …
Cultural fact of the day

Sanfermines (The festival of San Fermín) is from 6th-14th July and el encierro (the 'running of the bulls'), takes place in Pamplona in northern Spain. The animals are released into the barricaded streets and people run in front of them, in honor of the town´s patron saint, San Fermín, who was put to death by being dragged by bulls.