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