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blast (make)

Definition:

to create by using explosives

Class:

creation verb (sewing, baking, painting, performing, etc.)

Past tense:

blasted

Present participle:

blasting

3rd-person singular present:

blasts

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

blast a passage through the mountain

Synonyms:

shell

Etymology:

Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind", from Proto-Germanic *bles-...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of blast...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

blast | -blast | full blast [sense-specific] | shatter [synonym, sense-specific] | blaster [noun, derived]

an explosion, as of dynamite | the rapid movement of air away from the centre of an explosion, combustion of rocket fuel, etc | a wave of overpressure ... (26 of 855 words, 20 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blast

Random House Dictionary:

blast | -blast | at full blast [sense-specific] | blast off [sense-specific] | blast wave [sense-specific]

a sudden and violent gust of wind. | the blowing of a trumpet, whistle, etc.. | a loud, sudden sound or noise. | a forcible stream of air from the ... (27 of 508 words, 29 definitions, 20 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blast

Oxford Dictionary:

blast | at | a blast from the past | full blast | blast off | blaster [derived]

a destructive wave of highly compressed air spreading outwards from an explosion | an explosion or explosive firing | a forceful attack or assault | a ... (23 of 386 words, 24 definitions, 24 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blast

American Heritage Dictionary:

blast | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle] | blasts [3rd-person singular present] | blast off | blaster [noun, related]

A very strong gust of wind or air. | The effect of such a gust. | A forcible stream of air, gas, or steam from an opening, especially one in a blast ... (30 of 335 words, 28 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Blast [disambiguation] | The Blast

may refer to: Explosion, a rapid increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner | Detonation, an exothermic front accelerating through a medium that eventually drives a shock front | Blast! (1972 film) or The Final Comedown, an American ... (40 of 331 words, 30 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Blast

Merriam-Webster:

blast [entry 1, noun] | blast from the past | speed [synonym, sense-specific] | bang [synonym, sense-specific] | clap [synonym, sense-specific] | boom [synonym, sense-specific] | crack [synonym, sense-specific] | crash [synonym, sense-specific] | pop [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a violent gust of wind ; the effect or accompaniment (as sleet) of such a gust | the sound produced by an impulsion of air through a wind instrument ... (28 of 324 words, 8 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blast

blast [entry 2, verb] | blare [synonym, sense-specific] | shoot [synonym, sense-specific] | blight [synonym, sense-specific] | blow [synonym, sense-specific] | blow up [synonym, sense-specific] | burst [synonym, sense-specific] | demolish [synonym, sense-specific] | explode [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"blare" | to make a vigorous attack | to use an explosive ; "shoot" | to hit a golf ball out of a sand trap with explosive force | to proceed rapidly ... (28 of 272 words, 11 definitions, 5 usage examples)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

blast [verb] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle] | blasts [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to damage or destroy something with a bomb or gun ; ... | [intransitive/transitive] to hit something with a lot of energy or force | ... (24 of 261 words, 6 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blast 17

blast | blasts [plural] | at full blast | a blast from the past

[countable, journalism] an explosion, especially one caused by a bomb | [countable] a strong current of air, wind, heat etc | [countable] a sudden ... (22 of 216 words, 8 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blast

Wiktionary:

blast | blasts [plural] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle]

A violent gust of wind. | A forcible stream of air from an orifice, as from a bellows, the mouth, etc. Hence: The continuous blowing to which one charge of ore or metal is subjected in a furnace; as, to melt so many tons of iron at a blast. | An ... (49 of 235 words, 17 definitions, 12 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blast

New World Dictionary:

blast | blaster [noun, related]

a gust of wind; strong rush of air | the sound of a sudden rush of air or gas, as through a trumpet | a strong, artificially created jet of air, ... (29 of 203 words, 16 definitions, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

blast [entry 1]

to explode or destroy something or someone with explosives, or to break through or hit something with a similar, very strong force (22 of 67 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 1

blast [entry 2]

to make a very loud and unpleasant noise (8 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 2

blast [entry 3, informal]

to criticize someone or something severely (6 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 3

blast [entry 4]

an explosion (2 of 16 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 4

blast [entry 5]

a sudden strong blow of air (6 of 25 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 5

blast [entry 6]

a sudden loud noise (4 of 22 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 6

blast [entry 7, United States, informal]

an exciting or enjoyable experience or event, often a party (10 of 34 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 7

blast [entry 8, old-fashioned informal] | blast it

an expression of anger (4 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 8

Britannica Encyclopedia:

shell [ammunition]

variously, an artillery projectile, a cartridge case, or a shotgun cartridge. The artillery shell was in use by the 15th century, at first as a simple ... (26 of 300 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/539650​/shell

Columbia Encyclopedia:

shell

in zoology, hard outer covering secreted by an animal for protection. It's also called the test, crust, or carapace. The term usually refers to the ... (25 of 158 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0844816​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

blast | blasts [plural] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle]

an explosion, or a sudden rush of air caused by an explosion | a sudden strong current of air or wind | the sound made by an explosion | a short loud ... (29 of 229 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733280​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

blast

Origin: Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind", from Proto-Germanic *bles- (compare Old Norse blastr, Old High German ... (18 of 100 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

blast

Origin: Middle English from Old English blæst, puff of wind from Indo-European *bhlē-, variant of base *bhel-, to swell, blow up derives "ball", Latin flare

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blast

Wiktionary:

blast | blasts [plural] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle]

Origin: Middle English blast from Old English blǣst ("blowing, blast"). More at blow. | Ancient Greek βλαστός (blastos, "germ or sprout").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blast

Collins Dictionary:

blast | -blast

Origin: Old English blǣst, related to Old Norse blāstr | from Greek blastos bud

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blast

American Heritage Dictionary:

blast | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle] | blasts [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old English blǣst; see bhlē- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blast

Oxford Dictionary:

blast | at

Origin: Old English blǣst, of Germanic origin; related to "blaze3"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blast

Merriam-Webster:

blast [entry 1, noun]

First use: before 12th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old English blǣst; akin to Old High German blāst blast, blāsan to blow, Old English blāwan

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Encarta Dictionary:

blast | blasts [plural] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle]

Origin: Old English blǣst from Indo-European

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861733280​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

blast | -blast

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blast"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blast

Macmillan British Dictionary:

blast [verb] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle] | blasts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blast"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/blast 17

blast | blasts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blast"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

blast [verb] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle] | blasts [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blast"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blast 18

blast [noun] | blasts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blast"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/blast

Cambridge Dictionary:

blast [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blast"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "blast"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blast 1

the Free Dictionary:

blast

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "blast"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "blast"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "blast" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

blast | blasts [plural] | blasted [past tense] | blasting [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "blast"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blast

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blast"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=blast​001 word=blast

YourDictionary Audio:

blast

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blast" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blast

freedictionary.org:

Blast

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Blast" by speech synthesizer

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