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Noun: blowout  'blow,awt
  1. 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"
  2. [informal] A showy and festive party
    - gala, gala affair, jamboree
  3. [informal] A large filling meal
  4. [N. Amer, informal] An easy victory
    - runaway, romp [informal], laugher, shoo-in [informal], walkaway
Verb: blow out  blow-awt
  1. Extinguish flames by blowing
    "blow out the candles"
  2. Melt, break, or become otherwise unusable
    "The lightbulbs blew out";
    - burn out, blow
  3. Erupt in an uncontrolled manner
    "The oil well blew out"

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

Type of: break, break down, catch fire, celebration, combust, conflagrate, conk out [informal], die, erupt, extinguish, fail, festivity, give out, give way, go, go bad, ignite, malfunction, pack up [Brit, informal], quench, snuff out, take fire, triumph, victory

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