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Noun: blast  blãst
  1. A strong current of air
    "the tree was bent almost double by the blast";
    - gust, blow
     
  2. A sudden very loud noise
    - bang, clap, eruption, bam
     
  3. An explosion (as of dynamite)
     
  4. [informal] A highly pleasurable or exciting experience
    "celebrating after the game was a blast";
    - good time, crack [Ireland], ball [informal], craic [Ireland]
     
  5. [informal] Intense adverse criticism
    "he published an unexpected blast on my work";
    - fire, attack, flak [informal], flack, stick [Brit, informal]
Verb: blast  blãst
  1. Make a strident sound
    "She tended to blast when speaking into a microphone";
    - blare
     
  2. Hit hard
    "He blasted a 3-run homer";
    - smash, nail [informal], boom
     
  3. Use explosives on
    "The enemy has been blasting us all day";
    - shell
     
  4. Blow a strong draft or wind
    "the air conditioning was blasting cold air at us"
     
  5. Create by using explosives
    "blast a passage through the mountain";
    - shell
     
  6. Make with or as if with an explosion
    "blast a tunnel through the Alps"
     
  7. Fire a shot
    "the gunman blasted away";
    - shoot
     
  8. [informal] Criticize harshly or violently
    "The press blasted the new President";
    - savage, pillory, crucify
     
  9. Shatter as if by explosion
    - knock down
     
  10. Shrivel, wither or mature imperfectly
Interjection: blast  blãst
  1. Exclamation of annoyance
    - bother [Brit], botheration, bummer [informal], curses, dang [N. Amer, informal], damn, damnation, dammit [informal], damn it [informal], darn [informal], dash [Brit, informal], durn [US, dialect], drat [informal], hang [informal], tarnation [N. Amer, informal], shoot [N. Amer, informal]

Derived forms: blasted, blasts, blasting

Type of: air current, blow, blowup, blow-up, bomb, bombard, create, criticise [Brit], criticism, criticize, current of air, cut, damn [informal], dash, detonation, discharge, experience, explosion, fire, hit, knock [informal], make, make noise, noise, pick apart, resound, shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, smash, unfavorable judgment [US], unfavourable judgment [Brit, Cdn], wind, wither

Encyclopedia: Blast