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I UK [blɑːst] / US [blæst] noun
Word forms "blast":
singular blast plural blasts
1) [countable] mainly journalism an explosion, especially one caused by a bomb

Ten people were injured in the blast.

The force of the blast threw bodies into the air.

2) [countable] a strong current of air, wind, heat etc
blast of:

A blast of cold air hit them as they opened the door.

3) [countable] a sudden short loud sound, especially on a musical instrument, a car horn, or a whistle

The ship's siren let out several short blasts.

blast of:

There was a sudden blast of music as the car sped by.

4) [countable, usually singular] a piece of strong criticism

The press responded to his remarks with a blast of criticism.

5) [countable] a sudden strong attack by a team or player, in which goals or points are scored

His four-goal blast confirmed his reputation as a striker.

6) [singular] spoken a very enjoyable experience

(at) full blast — as loudly or with as much power as possible

The radio was on full blast.

II UK [blɑːst] / US [blæst] verb
Word forms "blast":
present tense I/you/we/they blast he/she/it blasts present participle blasting past tense blasted past participle blasted
1) [transitive] to damage or destroy something with a bomb or gun

A massive car bomb blasted the police headquarters.

blast a hole in something:

An enemy submarine blasted a huge hole in the side of the ship.

blast something off:

It took two shots to blast the lock off the door.

a) [intransitive/transitive] to destroy or move earth, rock, or metal using a series of explosions

They had to blast their way through the mountainside to build the tunnel.

blast through:

They blasted through several metres of solid steel.

b) [transitive] to shoot a person or animal

He blasted the intruders with his shotgun.

2) [intransitive/transitive] to hit something with a lot of energy or force

Rain blasted through the window.

blast someone/something with something:

To clean the building they blasted it with steam.

a) [intransitive/transitive] if music blasts, or if it is blasted, it plays very loudly
blast out:

Music was blasting out from the open window.

b) to make a loud sound with a car horn

He was an impatient driver and kept blasting his horn.

4) [transitive] to criticize someone very strongly

In today's Times, the proposal is blasted as "pathetic and inadequate".

5) [transitive] to kick or hit a ball very hard

Jones blasted the ball into the back of the goal.

6) [intransitive/transitive] British spoken used for showing that you are angry
blast it!:

Oh blast it! I forgot to ring Laura.

blast someone/something:

Blast them! They're always late!

Phrasal verbs:

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