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 for Blowing
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.
                                                    Arnold.
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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.
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     9. To deflate by sudden loss of air; usually used with out;
        -- of inflatable tires.
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     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
        oppose.
  
     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."
        --Tatler.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blow \Blow\ (bl[=o]), v. i. [imp. Blew (bl[=u]); p. p. Blown
     (bl[=o]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Blowing.] [OE. blowen, AS.
     bl[=o]wan to blossom; akin to OS. bl[=o]jan, D. bloeijen,
     OHG. pluojan, MHG. bl["u]ejen, G. bl["u]hen, L. florere to
     flourish, OIr. blath blossom. Cf. Blow to puff,
     Flourish.]
     To flower; to blossom; to bloom.
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           How blows the citron grove.              --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  blowing \blowing\ n.
     1. processing that involves blowing a gas.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  blowing \blowing\ adj. prenom.
     1. windy.
  
     Syn: blustering(prenominal), blusterous, blustery, gusty.
          [WordNet 1.5] blowjob

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blowing
      n 1: processing that involves blowing a gas

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