Meaning of BLAST in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ blɑ:st, blæst ]

( blasts, blasting, blasted)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.


A blast is a big explosion, especially one caused by a bomb.

250 people were killed in the blast.



If something is blasted into a particular place or state, an explosion causes it to be in that place or state. If a hole is blasted in something, it is created by an explosion.

...a terrible accident in which his left arm was blasted off by some kind of a bomb...

The explosion which followed blasted out the external supporting wall of her flat.

VERB : be V-ed prep / adv , V n with adv , also V n adj , V n prep


If workers are blasting rock, they are using explosives to make holes in it or destroy it, for example so that a road or tunnel can be built.

Their work was taken up with boring and blasting rock with gelignite...

They’re using dynamite to blast away rocks to put a road in.

VERB : V n , V n with adv , also V

• blast‧ing

Three miles away there was a salvo of blasting in the quarry.



To blast someone means to shoot them with a gun. ( JOURNALISM )

...a son who blasted his father to death after a life-time of bullying...

Alan Barnett, 28, was blasted with a sawn-off shotgun in Oldham on Thursday.

VERB : V n to n , be V-ed with n

Blast is also a noun.

...the man who killed Nigel Davies with a shotgun blast.



If someone blasts their way somewhere, they get there by shooting at people or causing an explosion.

The police were reported to have blasted their way into the house using explosives...

One armoured column attempted to blast a path through a barricade of buses and trucks.

VERB : V way prep / adv , V n prep / adv


If something blasts water or air somewhere, it sends out a sudden, powerful stream of it.

A blizzard was blasting great drifts of snow across the lake.

VERB : V n prep / adv

Blast is also a noun.

Blasts of cold air swept down from the mountains.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


If you blast something such as a car horn, or if it blasts , it makes a sudden, loud sound. If something blasts music, or music blasts , the music is very loud.

...drivers who do not blast their horns...

The sound of western music blasted as she entered.

VERB : V n , V

Blast is also a noun.

The buzzer suddenly responded in a long blast of sound.

N-COUNT : usu N of n


If something such as a radio or a heater is on full blast , or on at full blast , it is producing as much sound or power as it is able to.

In many of those homes the television is on full blast 24 hours a day...

PHRASE : PHR after v , v-link PHR

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