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noun blast pronunciation in American English /blæst/
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singularblast
pluralblasts
  1. 1
    [countable] mainly journalism an explosion, especially one caused by a bomb
    Ten people were injured in the blast.
    The force of the blast threw bodies into the air.
  2. 2
    [countable] a strong current of air, wind, heat, etc.
    blast of: A blast of cold air hit them as they opened the door.
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  3. 3
    [countable] a sudden short loud sound, especially on a musical instrument, a car horn, or a whistle
    The ship’s siren let out several short blasts.
    blast of: There was a sudden blast of music as the car sped by.
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  4. 4
    [countable] a powerful throw or hit in a game played with a ball
    Johnson’s blast deep into left field drove in the winning run.
  5. 5
    [singular] spoken a very enjoyable experience
    It was a great trip – we had a real blast!
  6. 6
    [countable] [usually singular] a piece of strong criticism
    The press responded to his remarks with a blast of criticism.
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