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 for To blow off
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blow \Blow\, v. i. [imp. Blew (bl[=u]); p. p. Blown
     (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.] [OE. blawen, blowen,
     AS. bl[=a]wan to blow, as wind; akin to OHG. pl[=a]jan, G.
     bl[aum]hen, to blow up, swell, L. flare to blow, Gr.
     'ekflai`nein to spout out, and to E. bladder, blast, inflate,
     etc., and perh. blow to bloom.]
     1. To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move
        rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
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              Hark how it rains and blows !         --Walton.
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     2. To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth
        or from a pair of bellows.
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     3. To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
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              Here is Mistress Page at the door, sweating and
              blowing.                              --Shak.
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     4. To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
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              There let the pealing organ blow.     --Milton.
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     5. To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
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     6. To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in
        from the street.
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              The grass blows from their graves to thy own. --M.
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     7. To talk loudly; to boast; to storm. [Colloq.]
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              You blow behind my back, but dare not say anything
              to my face.                           --Bartlett.
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     8. To stop functioning due to a failure in an electrical
        circuit, especially on which breaks the circuit; sometimes
        used with out; -- used of light bulbs, electronic
        components, fuses; as, the dome light in the car blew out.
     9. To deflate by sudden loss of air; usually used with out;
        -- of inflatable tires.
     To blow hot and cold (a saying derived from a fable of
        [AE]sop's), to favor a thing at one time and treat it
        coldly at another; or to appear both to favor and to
     To blow off, to let steam escape through a passage provided
        for the purpose; as, the engine or steamer is blowing off.
     To blow out.
        (a) To be driven out by the expansive force of a gas or
            vapor; as, a steam cock or valve sometimes blows out.
        (b) To talk violently or abusively. [Low]
     To blow over, to pass away without effect; to cease, or be
        dissipated; as, the storm and the clouds have blown over.
     To blow up, to be torn to pieces and thrown into the air as
        by an explosion of powder or gas or the expansive force of
        steam; to burst; to explode; as, a powder mill or steam
        boiler blows up. "The enemy's magazines blew up."
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blow \Blow\, v. t.
     1. To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other
        means; as, to blow the fire.
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     2. To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew
        the ship ashore.
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              Off at sea northeast winds blow
              Sabean odors from the spicy shore.    --Milton.
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     3. To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth,
        or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as,
        to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ; to blow a horn.
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              Hath she no husband
              That will take pains to blow a horn before her?
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              Boy, blow the pipe until the bubble rise,
              Then cast it off to float upon the skies. --Parnell.
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     4. To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow
        an egg; to blow one's nose.
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     5. To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually
        with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a
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     6. To spread by report; to publish; to disclose; to reveal,
        intentionally or inadvertently; as, to blow an agent's
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              Through the court his courtesy was blown. --Dryden.
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              His language does his knowledge blow. --Whiting.
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     7. To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to
        blow bubbles; to blow glass.
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     8. To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
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              Look how imagination blows him.       --Shak.
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     9. To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as,
        to blow a horse. --Sir W. Scott.
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     10. To deposit eggs or larv[ae] upon, or in (meat, etc.).
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               To suffer
               The flesh fly blow my mouth.         --Shak.
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     11. To perform an act of fellatio on; to stimulate another's
         penis with one's mouth; -- usually considered vulgar.
     12. to smoke (e. g. marijuana); to blow pot. [colloq.]
     13. to botch; to bungle; as, he blew his chance at a good job
         by showing up late for the interview. [colloq.]
     14. to leave; to depart from; as, to blow town. [slang]
     15. to squander; as, he blew his inheritance gambling.
     To blow great guns, to blow furiously and with roaring
        blasts; -- said of the wind at sea or along the coast.
     To blow off, to empty (a boiler) of water through the
        blow-off pipe, while under steam pressure; also, to eject
        (steam, water, sediment, etc.) from a boiler.
     To blow one's own trumpet, to vaunt one's own exploits, or
        sound one's own praises.
     To blow out, to extinguish by a current of air, as a
     To blow up.
         (a) To fill with air; to swell; as, to blow up a bladder
             or bubble.
         (b) To inflate, as with pride, self-conceit, etc.; to
             puff up; as, to blow one up with flattery. "Blown up
             with high conceits engendering pride." --Milton.
         (c) To excite; as, to blow up a contention.
         (d) To burst, to raise into the air, or to scatter, by an
             explosion; as, to blow up a fort.
         (e) To scold violently; as, to blow up a person for some
             offense. [Colloq.]
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                   I have blown him up well -- nobody can say I
                   wink at what he does.            --G. Eliot.
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     To blow upon.
         (a) To blast; to taint; to bring into discredit; to
             render stale, unsavory, or worthless.
         (b) To inform against. [Colloq.]
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                   How far the very custom of hearing anything
                   spouted withers and blows upon a fine passage,
                   may be seen in those speeches from
                   [Shakespeare's] Henry V. which are current in
                   the mouths of schoolboys.        --C. Lamb.
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                   A lady's maid whose character had been blown
                   upon.                            --Macaulay.
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