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verb blast pronunciation in British English /blɑːst/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyblast
he/she/itblasts
present participleblasting
past tenseblasted
past participleblasted
  1. 1
    [transitive] to damage or destroy something with a bomb or gun
    A massive car bomb blasted the police headquarters.
    blast a hole in something: An enemy submarine blasted a huge hole in the side of the ship.
    blast something off: It took two shots to blast the lock off the door.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to destroy or move earth, rock, or metal using a series of explosions
      They had to blast their way through the mountainside to build the tunnel.
      blast through: They blasted through several metres of solid steel.
    2. b.
      [transitive] to shoot a person or animal
      He blasted the intruders with his shotgun.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to hit something with a lot of energy or force
    Rain blasted through the window.
    blast someone/something with something: To clean the building they blasted it with steam.
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  3. 3
    [intransitive/transitive] if music blasts, or if it is blasted, it plays very loudly
    blast out: Music was blasting out from the open window.
    1. a.
      to make a loud sound with a car horn
      He was an impatient driver and kept blasting his horn.
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  4. 4
    [transitive] to criticize someone very strongly
    In today’s Times, the proposal is blasted as ‘pathetic and inadequate’.
  5. 5
    [transitive] to kick or hit a ball very hard
    Jones blasted the ball into the back of the goal.
  6. 6
    [intransitive/transitive] British spoken used for showing that you are angry
    blast it!: Oh blast it! I forgot to ring Laura.
    blast someone/something: Blast them! They’re always late!

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