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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyblow away
he/she/itblows away
present participleblowing away
past tenseblew away
past participleblown away
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something blows away or is blown away, the wind moves it away from you until you cannot see or touch it

    His hat blew away on the roller coaster.

    She switched on the fan to blow away the smoke.

  2. 2
    [transitive] informal to kill someone by shooting them
  3. 3
    [transitive] informal to impress someone very much or make them very excited

    When I heard that song for the first time it just blew me away.

  4. 4
    [transitive] American informal to defeat someone completely and easily
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