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present tense
I/you/we/theyblow over
he/she/itblows over
present participleblowing over
past tenseblew over
past participleblown over
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something blows over or is blown over, the wind makes it fall
    The dustbins have blown over and there’s rubbish everywhere.
    Several trees had been blown over in the gale.
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a storm blows over, it ends
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  3. 3
    [intransitive] if a dangerous or embarrassing situation blows over, people stop worrying about it and soon forget about it
    It was a major scandal, and we all hoped it would soon blow over.
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