- 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.
- (of a rocket) to leave a launch pad under its own power.
- (of an astronaut) to travel aloft in a rocket.
Idioms about blast
Origin of blast
synonym study for blast
OTHER WORDS FROM blastblast·er, nounblast·y, adjectiveblast·i·er, adjectiveblast·i·est, adjective
Other definitions for blast (2 of 2)
Origin of -blast
How to use blast in a sentence
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
There is one relatively new innovation to the canned food market, a bit of brilliance called the Batter Blaster.
Not even Intelligence had ever been able to examine a Gern hand blaster.
He took the blaster from his belt and laid it on the ground.
A blaster beam cut into them and a Gern shouted, "The natives!"
He scooped up a blaster from beside a fallen Gern and ran toward it.
The Gern guard was already upon her, his blaster still in his hand.
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)
Word Origin for -blast
Other Idioms and Phrases with blast
In addition to the idiom beginning with blast
- blast off
- full blast