- v. transitive To cause to go away by blowing, or by wind.
- v. intransitive To disperse or to depart on currents of air.
- v. transitive, idiomatic To kill (someone) by shooting them.
- v. transitive, idiomatic, US To flabbergast; to impress greatly.
- v. transitive To overwhelm
- v. transitive to cause to go away, to get rid of
- v. transitive, computing, informal To delete (data, files, etc.).
“Gideon ran his thumb over the flintlock and cast an eye over the primed flash-pan, taking care to blow away the dusting of powder Sir Richard had left on the barrel of the pistol.”
“But they never took it in; for at that moment it started to blow away out of the bolt-ropes, and in but few moments all that was left of it was”
“An amazing percentage of life's little problems will shrivel up and blow away when one can wave a Dilithium Express card at them.”
“Thatched roofs farther down were lifting to blow away like umbrellas, but the vastest winds seemed to be thirty feet above the ground, which was what saved the settlement.”
“I feel like I'll just dry up and blow away if I don't get something; get tobesomething;somebody!”
“Joba Chamberlain came to the mound for the eighth, and proceeded to blow away Jayson Werth and Raul Ibanez with a pair of fastballs that registered 97-miles-per-hour on the speed gun.”
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