Meaning of BLOWOUT in English

BLOWOUT

also blow-out

1.

A ~ 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 ~.

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2.

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

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

= puncture

N-COUNT

3.

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

...a ~ in surgery costs.

N-COUNT: oft N in n

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