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Definition of blowout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1an occasion when a tire suddenly bursts on a vehicle while it is moving synonym puncture to have a blowout
  2. 2[usually singular] (informal) a large meal at which people eat too much a four-course blowout
  3. 3(informal) a large party or social occasion We're going to have a huge blowout for Valentine's Day.
  4. 4(informal) an easy victory The game was a blowout, 8–1. Utah had its fourth blowout victory over San Antonio.
  5. 5a sudden escape of oil or gas from an oil well
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