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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyblow off
he/she/itblows off
present participleblowing off
past tenseblew off
past participleblown off
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something blows off or is blown off, the wind makes it come off

    The roof blew off in the storm.

    A gust of wind blew her hat off.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to remove and destroy something by shooting it or making it explode

    The soldier blew the sniper’s arm off.

    An explosion blew one of the wings off the plane.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] British impolite to fart
  4. 4
    [transitive] American informal to not do something you had agreed or arranged to do

    I can’t believe you blew off the exam.

  5. 5
    [transitive] American informal to behave as if you think someone or something is unimportant
See also main entry: blow


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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