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Origin of blastoff
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Example sentences from the Web for blastoff
The blastoff tickets had also been purchased—for June tenth.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Ramsey was saying softly: “Fifty-three, fifty-four, fifty-five, fifty-six … blastoff!”
They went inside swiftly and in a very few minutes prepared the thousand-tonner for blastoff.
The co-ordinator will hold up blastoff if we don't get off in three minutes, and Operations will scream.The Door Through Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
She had been busy since blastoff, testing the computers, checking and rechecking them, being overly efficient.The Judas Valley|Gerald Vance
British Dictionary definitions for blastoff
verb blast off
Idioms and Phrases with blastoff
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]
Depart, clear out, as in This party's over; let's blast off now. [Slang; early 1950s]
Become excited or high, especially from using drugs, as in They give parties where people blast off. [Slang; c. 1960]