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Origin of blowout
Example sentences from the Web for blowout
And that leads to a handful of blow-out, brutally honest, hard-to-watch fights between Maggie and Milo.How Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Pulled Off Their Most Dramatic Roles Yet|Kevin Fallon|September 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Toll Brothers, the Pennsylvania-based luxury homebuilder, Tuesday morning reported a blow-out fourth quarter.Toll Brothers Rings Up Profits in Housing Comeback|Matthew Zeitlin|December 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Last season, Elbaz celebrated his 10th anniversary helming Lanvin with a blow-out of a party and a big show.
We had refitted, and been four days at sea, on our voyage to Jamaica, when the gunroom officers gave our mess a blow-out.Tom Cringle's Log|Michael Scott
He whirled upon the German and landed a blow on his jaw that sounded like a blow-out!The Next of Kin|Nellie L. McClung
He had expected to see a great throng, and began to believe that for some good reason the "blow-out" had been postponed.An Amateur Fireman|James Otis
In a sort of loud cackling—a voice she sometimes surprisingly adopted—she replied, "Oh, give me a blow-out of tripe and onions!"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters|Edmund William Gosse
I went back by invitation, after the evening service, and finished the blow-out, and then staid all night at Mr. Beach's.The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 2, 1867-1875|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for blowout
Idioms and Phrases with blowout
Extinguish, especially a flame. For example, The wind blew out the candles very quickly. [1300s]
Lose force or cease entirely, as in The storm will soon blow itself out and move out to sea. Also see blow over.
Burst or rupture suddenly, as in This tire is about to blow out. This usage alludes to the escape of air under pressure. [Early 1900s]
Also, blow out of the water. Defeat decisively, as in With a great new product and excellent publicity, we could blow the competition out of the water. This term originally was used in mid-19th-century naval warfare, where it meant to blast or shoot another vessel to pieces. It later was transferred to athletic and other kinds of defeat. [Slang; mid-1900s]