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 for To blow upon
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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