from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sudden rupture or bursting, as of an automobile tire.
- n. The hole made by such a rupture.
- n. A sudden escape of a confined gas or liquid, as from a well.
- n. Slang A large party or other social affair: "Lunch was a billion-calorie blowout beside the pool” ( Vanity Fair).
- n. Informal A lopsided victory or thorough defeat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a sudden puncturing of a pneumatic tyre / tire
- n. a sudden release of oil and gas from a well
- n. a social function, especially one with large quantities of food
- n. A sporting contest that is decidedly one-sided and whose outcome is no longer in doubt. Often occurs when one team is superior to the other.
- n. A sandy depression in a sand dune ecosystem caused by the removal of sediments by wind.
- n. an extreme and unexpected increase in costs, such as in government estimates for a project.
- n. The cleaning of the flues of a boiler from scale, etc., by a blast of steam.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a gay or lavish festivity.
- n. the sudden deflation of an inflatable tire due to a puncture or rupture, often accompanied by a bang.
- n. the sudden escape of gas or liquid confined under pressure, such as in a gas or oil well, or in a system containing pressurized air or steam.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an easy victory
- n. a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus
- n. a gay festivity
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Anything less than a blowout is a loss for Clinton.
A worried-looking Gary obviously thought Brad was going to say something else and just about exploded in relief when he heard the word "blowout."
In a long-term blowout, it will only be a matter of time before they are overwhelmed.
Leslie Pearson, who for 19 years worked at the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, and who for the last six years was in charge of oil spill response says it wouldn't take very long for a long-term blowout to exceed a single company's response capabilities.
"Nick has a tendency, in blowout games, he shoots well when he doesn't seem to be pressed or when someone isn't behind who might take his minutes, he might play looser," Saunders said.
I thought someone made a good point in a different post - while the inauguration ceremonies are overblown and very expensive, having a big blowout is doing much more for the DC economy than canceling the celebration ever would.
A prime target for innovation is called a blowout preventer, a massive stack of valves that fits around drill pipe that extends into the earth's crust.
Engineers at the surface used robotic submarines to try to close valves on a massive apparatus called the blowout preventer, which sits atop the wellhead 5,000 feet below.
The close finished belied what looked like a Lakers blowout from the start.
During Game 4, when the Wings were running roughshod over an alarmingly depleted Colorado team, the Avs didn't resort to cheap shots, which often happens in blowout games.
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