The word ‘blow‘ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to expel air through the mouth or a current of wind.

For example:

  • If you blow onto my hand, the card will disappear. (expel air)
  • The strong wind is blowing through the forest. (wind)


Blow is an irregular verb. The past tense is blew and the past participle is blown.

phrasal verbs with blow

Phrasal verbs with ‘blow’ include:

  • blow someone away/be blown away
    meaning – to amaze someone
    example – I watched a really good film about aliens, the special effects blew me away.
  • blow off
    meaning – release pressure
    example – I’ll take the kids to the park; they need to blow off some steam.
  • blow out
    meaning – extinguish a fire with your mouth
    example – Can you close the window? The gas has already blown out twice.
  • blow over
    meaning – pass without anything bad happening
    example – Just keep your head down for a few weeks and it will all blow over.
  • blow up
    meaning – inflate with air, enlarge, use explosives to destroy
    example – I need to stop by the garage on the way home, my tyres need blowing up.

picture phrasal verbs with blow

phrasal verbs with blow

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘blow’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verb - blow someone away/be blown away
phrasal verbs with blow - blow off
phrasal verbs with blow - blow out
phrasal verbs with blow - blow over
phrasal verbs with blow - blow up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with blow below.