Synonyms for blowing


1. blowing, processing
usage: processing that involves blowing a gas


1. blow, exhale, expire, breathe out
usage: exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"
2. blow
usage: be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
3. blow, exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release
usage: free of obstruction by blowing air through; "blow one's nose"
4. float, drift, be adrift, blow, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: be in motion due to some air or water current; "The leaves were blowing in the wind"; "the boat drifted on the lake"; "The sailboat was adrift on the open sea"; "the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore"
5. blow, sound, go
usage: make a sound as if blown; "The whistle blew"
6. blow, shape, form
usage: shape by blowing; "Blow a glass vase"
7. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up, fail, go wrong, miscarry
usage: make a mess of, destroy or ruin; "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"
8. waste, blow, squander, use, expend
usage: spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree"
9. blow, spend, expend, drop
usage: spend lavishly or wastefully on; "He blew a lot of money on his new home theater"
10. blow, sound, go
usage: sound by having air expelled through a tube; "The trumpets blew"
11. blow, sound
usage: play or sound a wind instrument; "She blew the horn"
12. fellate, suck, blow, go down on, stimulate, excite, stir
usage: provide sexual gratification through oral stimulation
13. blow, send, direct
usage: cause air to go in, on, or through; "Blow my hair dry"
14. blow, move, displace
usage: cause to move by means of an air current; "The wind blew the leaves around in the yard"
15. blow, spurt, spirt, gush, spout
usage: spout moist air from the blowhole; "The whales blew"
16. shove off, shove along, blow, go, go away, depart
usage: leave; informal or rude; "shove off!"; "The children shoved along"; "Blow now!"
17. blow, lay, put down, repose
usage: lay eggs; "certain insects are said to blow"
18. blow, unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let out
usage: cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
19. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade, overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify
usage: show off
20. blow, rest
usage: allow to regain its breath; "blow a horse"
21. blow out, burn out, blow, fail, go bad, give way, die, give out, conk out, go, break, break down
usage: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs blew out"; "The fuse blew"
22. blow, burst, split, break open
usage: burst suddenly; "The tire blew"; "We blew a tire"
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