Blow-off Blow"-off`, n. 1. A blowing off steam, water, etc.; -- Also, adj. as, a blow-off cock or pipe. [1913 Webster]

2. An outburst of temper or excitement. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • blow|off — «BLOH F, OF», noun. 1. a blowing off. 2. an apparatus that blows off steam. 3. Informal, Figurative. a sudden outburst of anger, pent up emotion, or the like. 4. Slang, Figurative. a boaster …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow off — ► blow off informal 1) lose one s temper and shout. 2) break wind noisily. Main Entry: ↑blow …   English terms dictionary

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  • blow off — verb come off due to an explosion or other strong force (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑detach, ↑come off, ↑come away • Verb Frames: Something s Something is ing PP * * * lose one s temper and shout …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow off — phrasal verb Word forms blow off : present tense I/you/we/they blow off he/she/it blows off present participle blowing off past tense blew off past participle blown off 1) [intransitive/transitive] if something blows off or is blown off, the wind …   English dictionary

  • blow off — vb 1. British to fart. A children s term of the 1950s which was revived in the 1980s. ► We were right in the middle of the restau rant and Kitty blew off in front of them all. (Recorded, father, London, 1986) 2. American to reject, get rid of… …   Contemporary slang

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  • blow off — transitive verb Date: 1856 1. a. to refuse to take notice of, honor, or deal with ; ignore < decided to blow off two billion viewers Harry Homburg > b. to end a relationship with 2. to outperform in a contest 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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