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Noun: blowout  'blow,awt
  1. An easy victory
    - runaway, romp, laugher, shoo-in [N. Amer], walkaway
     
  2. A sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus
    "the right front tire had a blowout"; "as a result of the blowout we lost all the lights"
     
  3. A showy and festive party
    - gala, gala affair, jamboree
Verb: blow out  blow-awt
  1. Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
    "The lightbulbs blew out";
    - burn out, blow
     
  2. Put out, as of fires, flames, or lights
    "blow out the candles";
    - snuff out, extinguish, quench
     
  3. Erupt in an uncontrolled manner
    "The oil well blew out"

Derived forms: blowing out, blows out, blown out, blew out, blowouts

Type of: break, break down, catch fire, celebration, combust, conflagrate, conk out, die, erupt, fail, festivity, give out, give way, go, go bad, ignite, malfunction, take fire, triumph, victory

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