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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.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if a storm blows over, it ends
  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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