- air forced into a furnace by a blower to increase the rate of combustion.
- a jet of steam directed up a smokestack, as of a steam locomotive, to increase draft.
- a draft thus increased.
- a party or riotously good time: Did we have a blast last night!
- something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment; thrill; treat: My new electronic game is a blast.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
- (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.
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Idioms for blast
Origin of blast
synonym study for blast
OTHER WORDS FROM blastblaster, nounblasty, adjective
Definition for blast (2 of 2)
Origin of -blast
Example sentences from the Web for blast
Instead, her team and others are using extremely powerful lasers to re-create the physics seen in the aftermath of supernova blasts.Giant lasers help re-create supernovas’ explosive, mysterious physics|Emily Conover|November 12, 2020|Science News
If you were caught upstairs or in the open during the blast, you’d probably be pierced by radioactive rays, which would cause vomiting and, two weeks later, hair loss.A fallout shelter might have caused you to fall out with your neighbors|John Kelly|November 4, 2020|Washington Post
Exposed to the bugaboo radiation via a gigantic alien instead of a bomb blast, Hayes expands to the kind of extreme height favored by macrophiliacs.
We ultimately decided it might be his last blast of freedom, before the walls close in again.‘A curfew at nine o’clock is like closing restaurants’: For the French, the latest COVID measures cross a line|Vivienne Walt|October 15, 2020|Fortune
Fracking, short for “hydraulic fracturing,” is a drilling technique that uses high-pressure water and chemical blasts to access natural gas and oil reserves underground.Vice presidential debate: Highlights and fact-checks|Colby Itkowitz, Anne Gearan, Matt Viser, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|October 8, 2020|Washington Post
With her, a blaster level in his hand, and his crew at his back, was Captain Jareth.Bride of the Dark One|Florence Verbell Brown
He launched himself straight at the throat of Vahr Farg's son—and into the muzzle of Vahr's blaster.The Keeper|Henry Beam Piper
His hand trembled as he jammed the blaster back beneath his belt.The Cartels Jungle|Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Firelight made plain his off-world dress, and he swung up a blaster, aiming at the nearest of the waiting beasts.Voodoo Planet|Andre Norton
For the past three nights he had not let the blaster get beyond quick reach of his hand, even when in bed.Cry from a Far Planet|Tom Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for blast (1 of 2)
- the rapid movement of air away from the centre of an explosion, combustion of rocket fuel, etc
- a wave of overpressure caused by an explosion; shock wave
Derived forms of blastblaster, noun
Word Origin for blast
British Dictionary definitions for blast (2 of 2)
n combining form
Word Origin for -blast
Medical definitions for blast
Idioms and Phrases with blast
In addition to the idiom beginning with blast
- blast off
- full blast