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noun British English pronunciation: blast /blɑːst/ 
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singularblast
pluralblasts
 
  1. 1
    [countable] mainly journalism Sound effect: blast 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.

  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.

  4. 4
    [countable] [usually singular] a piece of strong criticism

    The press responded to his remarks with a blast of criticism.

  5. 5
    [countable] a sudden strong attack by a team or player, in which goals or points are scored

    His four-goal blast confirmed his reputation as a striker.

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