blow out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blow out melt, break, or become otherwise unusable "The lightbulbs blew out","The fuse blew"
    • v blow out erupt in an uncontrolled manner "The oil well blew out"
    • v blow out put out, as of fires, flames, or lights "Too big to be extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be contained","quench the flames","snuff out the candles"
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Quotations

  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Anger blows out the lamp of the mind. In the examination of a great and important question, everyone should be serene, slow-pulsed and calm.”
  • Robert Green Ingersoll
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    “Anger is a wind which blows out the lamp of the mind.”
  • Michel De Saint-Pierre
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    “An optimist may see a light where there is none, but why must the pessimist always run to blow it out?”
  • Walter Wriston
    Walter Wriston
    “The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “We seldom lose our faith by a blow out, usually is just a slow leak.”
  • M. R. Dehaan
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    “It's not necessary to blow out your neighbor's light to let your own shine.”

Idioms

Blow out of the water - If something, like an idea, is blown out of the water, it is destroyed or defeated comprehensively.
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Usage

In literature:

Why, we'll blow the Frenchy ships out of the water if they come anigh us.
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
But as for that ruffian Bill Solly, I'll blow him out of the water.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
Ze vind storm has blow out ze uzzer.
"The Ocean Cat's Paw" by George Manville Fenn
I gave it a few more blows with my stirrup iron, and then getting out my knife cut its throat.
"Adventures in Australia" by W.H.G. Kingston
I could stand this no longer, and singing out, dealt it a blow with my palm which sent it flying away.
"On the Banks of the Amazon" by W.H.G. Kingston
So tremendous were some of the blows, that it seemed as if her masts would be shaken out of her.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
Many of 'em, poor things, hadn't got such a blow-out in all their lives before.
"Blue Lights" by R.M. Ballantyne
The youth sprang at him, however, like lightning, and, hitting him a violent blow on the forehead, leapt back out of his reach.
"The Island Queen" by R.M. Ballantyne
He staggered beneath the weight of the blow; then, recovering himself, he whipped out his rapier, but presently slapped it home again.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Then she'd know, and I'd blow out my brains with the shame of it.
"The Californians" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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In poetry:

Far out in the blessèd country,
Beyond the smoky town,
The winds of God were blowing
Evermore up and down;
"The Martyr" by Victor James Daley
The trees rustle; the wind blows
Merrily out of the town;
The shadows creep, the sun goes
Steadily over and down.
"One Day" by Archibald Lampman
And lead us far into Thy silent land,
That we may go
Like children out across the field o' dreams
Where poppies blow.
"At Midnight" by Virna Sheard
With that there came an arrow keen
Out of an English bow,
Which struck Earl Douglas to the heart
A deep and deadly blow;
"Chevy Chase" by Henry Morley
Blow, winds of God, awake and blow
The mists of earth away:
Shine out, O Light divine, and show
How wide and far we stray.
"Immortal love, forever full" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Blow, winds of God, awake and blow
The mists of earth away!
Shine out, O Light Divine, and show
How wide and far we stray!
"Our Master" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Duke Ellington blowing out his birthday candles.
If you thought blow-up pools were just for the kiddies, you've missed out on a lot of backyard summer fun potential, my friend.
Send "EHS soccer blows out Junction City" to a friend.
Poll predicts Gillibrand "blow out" win.
Citizens are asked to not rake or blow leaves out into the streets because during heavy rain leafs get clogged in catch basins and can cause localized flooding.
TULSA — The Lincoln Christian Bulldogs wasted very little time Friday night in blowing out Locust Grove, 55-21.
4 Syracuse Blows Out Long Beach State.
Will you be blowing out eleven candles on November 11 this year.
Briar Woods blows out Heritage- Lynchburg 52-0.
Maricopa blows out struggling Coronado.
Irish blow out rival Marquette in opener.
The Bo Wallace Hugh Freeze knows now blows 2010 Bo Wallace out of the water.
Turns out the latest ill wind did blow some good.
Pioneers blow Mercer right out of the gym.
With a set-up and light show that threatened to blow the doors off Water Street Music Hall last night, Canadian new wave/electronica band Metric positively rocked the house to a near-sold-out and rabid audience.
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In science:

For example, in Ref. , it is pointed out that a sharp rise of bulk viscosity near phase transition might induce an instability in the hydrodynamic flow of the plasma, and this mode will blow up and tear the system into droplets.
QCD phase diagram at high temperature and density
In other words, no matter how large a calculation we can afford, we are bound to run out of resolution at the blow-up instant.
Numerical computation of solutions of the critical nonlinear Schrodinger equation after the singularity
In fact, it is expected that the blow up modes necessary to smooth out the orbifold singularities carry charges under some of the orbifold gauge symmetries; spontaneously breaking these symmetries.
Searching for the Standard Model in the String Landscape : SUSY GUTs
While in orbifold models there are also blow-up modes which parametrize the smoothing out of the orbifold fixed points.
Searching for the Standard Model in the String Landscape : SUSY GUTs
Harder X –rays with energies higher than ∼1 keV are most probably produced in a hot shocked plasma. O’Brien et al. (1994) performed theoretical calculations, involving collisions between material ejected at different velocities, with a fast wind blowing out the con fining slow wind.
Do novae have optically thick winds during outburst with large deviations from spherical symmetry?
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