blow

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 /bləʊ/

For the verb: "to blow"

Simple Past: blew
Past Participle: blown

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
blow viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move air)soffiare vi
 The winter wind blows from the west.
 Il vento invernale soffia da ovest.
blow viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move by air)  (per il vento)sollevarsi vi rif
 Sand blows across the beach.
 La sabbia si solleva sulla spiaggia.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (person)soffiare vi
 She blew out the candles on her birthday cake.
 Ha soffiato sulle candeline della sua torta.
blow viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (explode, burn out)esplodere, scoppiare vtr
 Watch out, the bomb is going to blow!
 Attento, la bomba sta per esplodere!
blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hard slap, punch)colpo nm
 The blow knocked him down, but he soon got back up.
 Il colpo lo ha buttato a terra, ma si è subito risollevato.
 
Additional Translations
blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (storm)tempesta nf
 We are expecting a big blow tonight, and have closed the shutters of the beach house.
 È prevista una forte tempesta stanotte e abbiamo chiuso le imposte della casa al mare.
blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shock)colpo nm
 The news that her husband had died was a serious blow.
 La notizia della morte di suo marito è stata un duro colpo.
blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (blast of wind)colpo di vento nm
 A blow of air pushed over the pile of papers.
 Un colpo di vento ha fatto volare la pila di fogli.
blow viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (play a wind instrument)suonare vtr
 The trumpeter blows hard and loud.
 Il trombettiere suona forte e deciso.
blow viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (fuse, bulb)saltare vi
 The electrical surge caused the fuse to blow.
 Lo sbalzo di corrente ha fatto saltare il fusibile
blow viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (depart)  (colloquiale)filarsela v rif
   (colloquiale)smammare vi
 We are done here. Let's blow.
 Abbiamo finito qui. Filiamocela.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (wind)soffiare vtr
 The wind blew the papers off the table.
 Il vento soffiò via i fogli dal tavolo.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (nose)soffiarsi v rif
 He blew his nose as he had a cold.
 Si soffiava il naso perché aveva il raffreddore.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (horn, instrument)suonare vtr
 The flautist blew a sweet melody.
 Il flautista suonava una dolce melodia.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make explode)fare esplodere vtr
 The army detonation team blew the bridge.
 La squadra di detonazione dell'esercito fece esplodere il ponte.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (squander money)sperperare vtr
 The musician had blown his entire fortune, and was poor again.
 Il musicista aveva sperperato la sua intera fortuna ed era di nuovo povero.
blow vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (bungle)sprecare vtr
  mandare all'aria vtr
 I bet he will blow this opportunity just as he did the last one.
 Scommetto che sprecherà questa opportunità proprio come ha fatto l'ultima volta.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
air blow soffio d'aria
blow down   (far cadere con l'aria)abbattere vtr
blow a fuse v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (lose your temper)  (attacco d'ira)perdere le staffe, non vederci più v
blow a gasket exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own." slang (become very upset)  (colloquiale)incavolarsi v rif
   (volgare)incazzarsi v rif
  arrabbiarsi v rif
blow away vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (wind: carry off)spazzare via vtr
blow away viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be carried off by wind)essere spazzato via vi
blow away vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang, figurative (impress greatly)  (figurato)impressionare, sorprendere, colpire vtr
blow away vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang, figurative (kill by shooting)  (colloquiale)far saltare le cervella vtr
blow [sb] away
blow away [sb]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
slang, figurative (thoroughly defeat)  (figurato)spazzare via vtr
 The first time he ran, he blew away the competition and came home with a gold medal.
 La prima volta che ha corso ha spazzato via gli avversari e ha portato a casa la medaglia d'oro.
blow by viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (be swept past by the wind)essere trascinato da vi
  svolazzare trascinato dal vento vi
 A paper bag blew by me on a windy day.
blow by [sb] vi + prep (be swept past)svolazzare a fianco a qlcn vtr
  passare a fianco a qlcn svolazzando vtr
blow down viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (wind: knock over)abbattere vtr
   (informale)tirare giù vtr
 The wind blew down our swing set and shade umbrella.
blow dry vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (use a hair-dryer on)asciugare con il phon vtr
 It is useless to blow dry your hair before going out into the rain.
blow dryer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (hairdryer: device that blows warm air)asciugacapelli, phon nm
 I never use a blow dryer to dry my hair.
 Sarebbe meglio se ti asciugassi i capelli con il phon.
blow hard soffiare forte
blow in viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (arrive unexpectedly)  (arrivare inaspettatamente)piombare vi
 He just blows in without any warning and expects dinner.
 È piombato in casa senza avvisare.
blow in v literal (be swept in by the wind)entrare portato dal vento vi
 A handful of leaves blew in when I opened the door.
blow into vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (exhale, breathe into)soffiare dentro, soffiare in vi
 Here, blow into this paper bag, it will help you stop hyperventilating.
 Soffiare dentro una bottiglia produce un suono caratteristico.
blow into vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US (arrive somewhere unexpectedly )irrompere vi
 My friend just blew into town; we're going to go have dinner tonight.
 Il ladro irruppe nella casa mentre i proprietari dormivano.
   (arrivare inaspettatamente)piombare vi
  arrivare inaspettatamente vi
 Una mattina, quell'uomo arrivò inaspettatamente in paese.
blow it v slang (fail completely)  (gergale: sbagliare)cannare qc. vtr
 I totally blew it, and I'm so embarrassed; I don't know when I've performed so badly.
 Non so cosa ho combinato ma ho cannato l'esame.
blow job nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang, vulgar (oral sex on a man, fellatio)  (volgare, sesso orale)pompino nm
   (volgare, sesso orale)pompa nf
blow kisses
blow kisses at [sb]
blow a kiss
blow a kiss at [sb]
vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
(kiss hand and blow it towards [sb])soffiare un bacio vtr
blow me down interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" informal (expressing amazement)  (sorpresa, incredulità)Ma va!, Ma va là! interj
 Well, blow me down! You won the lottery!
  ma dai!, non ci credo! interj
 Ma dai! Non avrei mai pensato di vederti giocare a tennis!
blow mold USmodellatore nm
blow molding US  (tecnologia)soffiaggio, stampaggio per soffiaggio nm
blow moulding modellare ad aria
blow off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (be swept off by the wind)  (vento)spazzare via, portare via, far volare via vtr
 Il forte vento fece volare via gli ombrelloni.
blow off viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." UK, slang (expel wind, fart)mollare un peto, fare un peto vtr
 I think the dog blew off, it smells horrible.
 Mollare un peto in pubblico è veramente imbarazzante.
   (volgare)scoreggiare vi
 Scoreggiare in pubblico è poco educato
blow off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, slang (reject the company of)  (persone non gradite)snobbare, isolare, ignorare, mettere in disparte vtr
 Per questi suoi atteggiamenti è sempre stato snobbato dai colleghi.
blow off vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, slang (fail to meet an obligation)  (colloquiale)fare un bidone, tirare il bidone vtr
 Since I was feeling better, I blew off my appointment with the doctor.
 Avevamo appuntamento alle cinque e mi ha fatto un bidone.
   (colloquiale)tirare il pacco, tirare un pacco, dare pacco vtr
   (appuntamenti)dare buca vtr
 Ti ringrazio per avermi dato buca all'appuntamento!
blow off steam v US, slang (unburden oneself, let off steam)sfogarsi, scaricarsi v rif
 I called my boyfriend and he let me blow off steam for an hour.
 È talmente stressato che se non si sfoga un po' prima o poi gli viene un esaurimento nervoso.
blow on soffiare su
blow out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (extinguish)  (fuoco, fiamma)spegnere vtr
 Be sure to blow out the candles before you go to bed.
blow out vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." slang (reject)allontanare, respingere vtr
blow over viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (clouds: pass, disappear)scomparire vi
blow over viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (argument, etc.: be forgotten)  (figurato: situazione spiacevole)essere dimenticato, essere chiuso vi
blow over vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (topple by blowing)travolgere, far cadere vtr
blow [sb] off v slang, figurative (dismiss or disregard [sb])  (colloquiale)fregarsene di qc vi
blow [sb]'s mind v slang (astound [sb])sbalordire, stupire vtr
  lasciare a bocca aperta vtr
blow [sth] out of proportion v figurative, informal (overdramatize or exaggerate [sth])  (figurato)ingigantire vtr
blow the dust off [sth] v figurative (use [sth] for the first time in ages)  (figurato: riprendere cosa vecchia)riesumare vtr
blow the whistle viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (inform on [sb])fare la spia, fare una soffiata vtr
 The employee decided to blow the whistle on his employer for the illegal transactions.
 Chissà come mai all'improvviso è venuta a galla tutta la corruzione dilagante: qualcuno deve aver fatto la spia
blow the whistle viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (tell the truth about [sth])  (confessare)vuotare il sacco vtr
 Quando non aveva più alternative ha vuotato il sacco.
blow the whistle on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (inform on, denounce: [sb])fare una soffiata su qcn./qcs. vtr
 Qualcuno deve avere fatto una soffiata su quello spacciatore, la polizia non ci sarebbe mai arrivata da sola.
blow the whistle on vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." figurative (tell the truth about: [sth])  (confessare)vuotare il sacco su qcn./qcs. vtr
 Quando non aveva più alternative ha vuotato il sacco su tutta la faccenda.
blow through vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (affect every part of [sth])traduzione non disponibile
blow through viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (visit briefly, pass through)fare una capatina, fare un salto vtr
 Dopo cena ha fatto una capatina al bar.
  fare una scappata vtr
 Ieri ho fatto una scappata in centro.
blow through adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (carburettor: )traduzione non disponibile
blow to soffiare a
blow to smithereens v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (destroy by explosives)  (figurato)far esplodere qlcs in mille pezzi vtr
blow torch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tool that produces a flame)lanciafiamme nm
blow up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (detonate, cause to explode)far esplodere vtr
   (informale)far saltare in aria vi
blow up vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (make an enlarged copy of)ingrandire vtr
blow up viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (explode)esplodere vi
   (informale)saltare in aria vi
blow up vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, informal (get angry)uscire dai gangheri, andare su tutte le furie vi
 She blew up when I told her about the car.
blow upon screditare v
blow your mind sbalordirti
blow your nose v (expel nasal mucus into tissue or handkerchief)soffiarsi il naso v rif
 Please blow your nose instead of sniffing.
 Soffiarsi il naso in modo rumoroso è disdicevole.
blow your own trumpet v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (boast, be self-congratulatory)  (figurato)darsi delle arie v rif
blow-by-blow
blow by blow
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(step by step, as it happened)  (precisamente, in ogni dettaglio)per filo e per segno adj
 The eyewitness gave a blow-by-blow description of the horrific event.
 Mi ha detto dell'accaduto per filo e per segno.
  in ogni dettaglio adj
 Mi ha informato dell'incidente in ogni dettaglio.
blow-dried
blow dried
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(dried using a blowdryer)asciugato con il phon agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is before noun
blow-dried
blow dried
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(hair: dried using a hairdryer)fonato, asciugato con il phon adj
 Ho i capelli fonati di fresco.
blow-dry asciugare con il phon v
blow-fly grossa mosca dal colore blu metallico verde nf
blow-hard nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (boastful person, braggart)  (persona boriosa)pallone gonfiato nm
 That guy's such a blow-hard! He never stops talking about his achievements.
 Quel tizio è proprio un pallone gonfiato.
blow-molded USmodellato ad aria
blow-up esplosione
body blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (boxing: hit, punch to the body)  (pugilato)colpo alla figura nm
 He received a direct body blow and fell to the ground.
 Mike Tyson metteva K.O. i suoi avversari anche con colpi alla figura.
body blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (severe setback or shock)  (figurato)brutto colpo nm
 Il licenziamento è stato un brutto colpo per lui.
by-blow figlio illegittimo nm
crushing blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ([sth] causing great sadness or disappointment)  (figurato)tragedia, disastro nf
deal a blow   (un colpo)assestare v
death-blow colpo mortale nm
fatal blow botta fatale
hammer blow martellata nf
hard blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (forceful punch or strike)forte colpo nm
 Although the jab to the chin dropped him, it was the hard blow to the ribs that did the damage.
 L'autopsia ha rivelato che la vittima è morta a causa di un forte colpo alla testa.
hard blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative ( severe setback)  (figurato)duro colpo nm
 The loss of his job dealt a hard blow to his self-confidence.
 Perdere il lavoro è stato un duro colpo per lui.
heavy blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (forceful punch or strike)duro colpo nm
 The boxer fell after taking a heavy blow from his opponent.
 Il pugile cadde dopo aver incassato un duro colpo dall'avversario.
heavy blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (emotional setback)  (figurato)duro colpo nm
 Not getting into her school of choice was a heavy blow.
 Dopo anni di carriera, era convinto che lo avrebbero nominato direttore generale, ma è stato un duro colpo scoprire che avevano già scelto un altro.
knockout blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (boxing: winning punch)  (boxe)colpo del knockout, colpo del k.o. nm
knockout blow nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative, informal ([sth] devastating)colpo di grazia
mortal blow ultimo respiro
mortal blow colpo mortale
slap
blow
percossa nf
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