from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To dry and often style (hair) with a hand-held dryer.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To dry with a hair dryer
  • n. An instance of blow-drying

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. dry hair with a hair dryer


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  • SUPERSTRAIGHT: After you blow-dry your hair straight, use a ceramic flat iron to make it as straight as you possibly can.

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  • Afterward, I wrapped a bath towel around myself and went to my vanity table to blow-dry my hair and brush it out.

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  • As I tossed my bouquet to all of the single gals, I also threw away the need to constantly suck in my stomach, wear make-up to bed, blow-dry my hair after every shower, and pretend like I never do “Number Two.”

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  • April 26th, 2010 at 4: 40 pm tombaker says: damn that Obama, for coming to the defense of those hardworking Americans who gave their lives so that Mr. Popovich could blow-dry his hair.

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  • A blow-dry and makeup at Lotus Hair Studio is always a must.

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  • She opted for a relatively inexpensive manicure and pedicure, followed by a facial, a deep-tissue massage, a steam bath, and a shampoo/blow-dry.

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  • Everybody just feels better for a wash, cut and blow-dry.

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  • Even the secretary of state, Hilary Clinton—a woman notoriously unfussy, nay, dismissive about fashion and style she would have been elected had she worn sheath dresses instead of pant suits, but that's just my opinion—has grown out her locks sufficiently to appear in the midst of a Middle East crisis with an enviable blow-dry.

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  • "The way she blow-dries is the way most hairdressers around the world blow-dry—with no direction," Ms. Michals explained while displaying the Bumble and bumble method.

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  • Passing LollyPop's, he looked through the large plate glass window and watched his ex-wife blow-dry the homecoming queen's hair.

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