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Definition of blast verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they blast
    he / she / it blasts
    past simple blasted
    -ing form blasting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] blast (something) (+ adv./prep.) blast something (+ adj.) to violently destroy or break something into pieces, using explosives They blasted a huge crater in the runway. They had to blast a tunnel through the mountain. All the windows were blasted inward with the force of the explosion. The fighter plane was blasted out of the sky. Danger! Blasting in Progress!
  2. make loud noise
  3. 2[intransitive, transitive] to make a loud unpleasant noise, especially music blast (out) Music suddenly blasted out from the speakers. blast something (out) The radio blasted out rock music at full volume.
  4. criticize
  5. 3[transitive] blast somebody/something (for something/for doing something) (informal) to criticize someone or something severely The movie was blasted by all the critics.
  6. hit/kick
  7. 4[transitive] blast somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) (informal) to hit or kick someone or something with a lot of force He blasted the ball past the goalie. He blasted the policeman right between the eyes.
  8. air/water
  9. 5[transitive] blast somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) to direct air, water, etc. at someone or something with a lot of force Police blasted the demonstrators with water cannons.
  10. destroy with disease, etc.
  11. 6[transitive, usually passive] blast something to destroy something such as a plant with disease, cold, heat, etc. Their whole crop had been blasted by a late frost.
  12. Phrasal Verbsblast awayblast off
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