Meaning of BLOWOUT in English

BLOWOUT

transcription, транскрипция: [ bloʊaʊt ]

also blow-out

( blowouts)

1.

A blowout is a large meal, often a celebration with family or friends, at which people may eat too much. ( INFORMAL )

Once in a while we had a major blowout.

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2.

If you have a blowout while you are driving a car, one of the tyres suddenly bursts.

A lorry travelling south had a blow-out and crashed.

= puncture

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3.

A blowout in an amount or a price is a sudden increase in it. ( AUSTRALIAN JOURNALISM )

...a blowout in surgery costs.

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