Definitions

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  • v. (British) to pass gas; to break wind.
  • v. To vent, usually, to reduce pressure in a container.
  • v. to shirk or disregard (a duty or person).
  • v. To shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.

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Examples

  • "Mrs. Moody," I said, "Bicky needs the chance to blow off steam on a regular basis."

    Blood Test

  • After our less-than-successful visit with Dr. Montgomery, both Joe and I decided we needed to blow off some steam.

    THE HARDY BOYS

  • Perhaps such a man existed in Victorian England — when there was a knocking shop on every corner where he could blow off steam between flowery protestations of frictionless love.

    Darkly Dreaming Dexter

  • Did he sometimes blow off work completely, call in sick, notating on his calendar the

    Ellen Hopkins: Crank Trilogy

  • When the previz isn’t in use, we let our guys blow off steam with it.

    The Ark

  • I have known many in distresses of conscience that have been able to blow off every thing, until God comes to swallow them up with the infiniteness of God.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • For another little while I go alongpar, par, parwithout trouble, though maybe one or two bits of the frosting blow off in the winda missed birdie opportunity, a less than stellar driveand it begins to seem that the top of the dam is growing even narrower.

    The Italian Summer

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  • A term from the hype of professional wrestling: "the final match in a feud."
    See this list at WorldLingo.

    February 19, 2011

  • fart

    April 28, 2010