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Idioms for blast

    at full blast, at maximum capacity; at or with full volume or speed: The factory is going at full blast.Also full blast.

Origin of blast

before 1000; 1955–60 for def 7a; Middle English (noun and v.); Old English blǣst (noun) a blowing; akin to Old Norse blāstr, Old High German blāst (derivative of blāsan, cognate with Gothic ufblēsan, Old Norse blāsa). See blow2

SYNONYMS FOR blast

1 squall, gale, blow, storm. See wind1.
2 blare, screech.
11 discharge, outburst.
16 annihilate.

OTHER WORDS FROM blast

blast·er, nounblast·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for blast off

blast
/ (blɑːst) /

noun

interjection

slang an exclamation of annoyance (esp in phrases such as blast it! and blast him!)

verb

See also blastoff

Derived forms of blast

blaster, noun

Word Origin for blast

Old English blǣst, related to Old Norse blāstr
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Idioms and Phrases with blast off (1 of 2)

blast off

1

Also, blast away. Take off or be launched, especially into space, as in They're scheduled to blast off on Tuesday. This usage originated with the development of powerful rockets, spacecraft, and astronauts, to all of which it was applied. [c. 1950]

2

Depart, clear out, as in This party's over; let's blast off now. [Slang; early 1950s]

3

Become excited or high, especially from using drugs, as in They give parties where people blast off. [Slang; c. 1960]

Idioms and Phrases with blast off (2 of 2)

blast

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