Meaning of BLAST in English

BLAST

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bomb blast/explosion

The restaurant was destroyed in a massive bomb blast.

a rush/blast/stream of air

There was a cold rush of air as she wound down her window.

blast furnace

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

full

They're certainly not over-fond of me, probably because my central heating is always on full blast in winter.

By then, Second Brother had gone inside and turned the radio up full blast .

But the team, with their sirens and blue lights on full blast , raced on unaware of their own emergency.

He sometimes turned on the radio full blast , for example.

Even Reeves's younger brother, under the full blast of a howitzer shell, had stood a better chance.

And at that moment, the air-conditioning goes off, and the heat is turned up full blast .

She made herself a high tea, put the gas fire on full blast and sat with a tray in front of the television.

At Ninety-sixth Street they ascended together into the full blast of Broadway.

icy

For letterboxes, look out for seals with brushes which will prevent an icy blast when the post is delivered.

We sat in the icy blast and ordered pizza.

Cold air or icy blasts may cause chapping.

In the first icy transatlantic blast , he pointedly refused to meet Premier John Major, who visits Washington later this month.

She shrank inwards as an icy blast of air enveloped her.

She got out and shivered in an icy blast which struck right through her anorak.

nuclear

Running as the street collapsed behind her, running as if from Sodom and Gomorrah, from a nuclear blast .

In the past, Livermore scientists studied those mini-explosions to better understand the physics of nuclear weapons blasts .

short

You can also splash out on extra nitro-injectors, giving a short but effective blast of speed.

Three short blasts of a steam whistle warned him the ferry was about to depart.

Then a short blast and six monitors took up position at the top of the lower playground.

Another short blast and the school moved off to the various classrooms.

■ NOUN

air

Yosemite air blasts are much rarer than large landslides, he noted.

A landslide of 600, 000 cubic yards of granite occurred in the park in 1987 but caused no air blast .

bomb

Then a bomb blast devastated the theatre and wiped away her smile of anticipation.

This, investigators say, links him to the truck bomb blast .

Tuesday's mortar bomb blast left him with three chunks of shrapnel in his abdomen.

They've always taken a special interest in Sefton because of the bomb blast .

Sefton was badly injured in the bomb blast in Hyde Park in nineteen eighty-two, but survived.

The bomb blast fractured the ventilating system and spewed dust particles along the system throughout the hospital.

Another bomb blast was reported on a railway line outside Cape Town.

The bomb blasts in Moscow last August remain unsolved.

furnace

Traditionally, iron oxide is converted to the metal in a blast furnace .

Engineers have told us that the blast furnaces are at risk.

Its bank of five blast furnaces and the unusual water balance tower can still be seen.

I haven't got a snowflake's chance in a blast furnace with Helen while he's around.

shotgun

The cause of death was a shotgun blast at close range, and police are now investigating the illegal killing.

They frequently shifted and broke apart under the warming sun, sounding like thunder, booming cannonades and shotgun blasts .

He was killed by a shotgun blast while supposedly resisting arrest.

■ VERB

injure

Besides the three deaths, 23 people were injured in the blasts , including 12 aboard an airplane in 1979.

Other settlements were reached with some of the 21 injured in the blast .

Mrs Vickers's husband Paul, 37, and four-year-old daughter Hannah were injured in the blast .

Sefton was badly injured in the bomb blast in Hyde Park in nineteen eighty-two, but survived.

No one was injured in the blast which wrecked one car and damaged several others at Wood Park station.

Scores more were seriously injured as the blast scattered human remains across stalls in one of Bosnia's worst atrocities.

Suspected rebels last week planted a bomb outside the prime minister's home, although no one was injured in the blast .

No one else was injured in the blast .

kill

They were coming again; coming to kill and maim and blast and burn.

He was killed by a shotgun blast while supposedly resisting arrest.

Fifty fishermen are killed instantaneously by the blast .

About 40, 000 people are killed by the blast wave.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(at) full blast

And at that moment, the air-conditioning goes off, and the heat is turned up full blast.

At Ninety-sixth Street they ascended together into the full blast of Broadway.

But the team, with their sirens and blue lights on full blast, raced on unaware of their own emergency.

By then, Second Brother had gone inside and turned the radio up full blast.

Even Reeves's younger brother, under the full blast of a howitzer shell, had stood a better chance.

He sometimes turned on the radio full blast, for example.

She made herself a high tea, put the gas fire on full blast and sat with a tray in front of the television.

They're certainly not over-fond of me, probably because my central heating is always on full blast in winter.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a shotgun blast

Every window in the building had been shattered by the force of the blast .

Thanks for taking us camping - Miranda had a blast !

The blast killed 168 people and wounded hundreds.

The blast was heard three miles away.

The referee gave a blast on his whistle and we were off.

You should try water-skiing - it's a blast .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

At Batavia and Buitenzorg, the blast blew in dozens of windows, and even cracked walls.

Fires are ignited as far as seventy-eight kilometers from the blast .

For letterboxes, look out for seals with brushes which will prevent an icy blast when the post is delivered.

He opened it and the blast disfigured his face and cost him an eye and three fingers.

Suddenly the plate-glass window shook with a blast of noise as two motorcycles roared down the street.

The blast shook buildings across the street and could be heard at least two miles away.

The cause of death was a shotgun blast at close range, and police are now investigating the illegal killing.

The force of the blast blew the roof off the white taxi van and shattered the windscreens of passing vehicles.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

rock

Mr Glen said the bypass would have to be blasted out of solid rock .

Across the fiat bottom a series of deeper pockets had been blasted into the rock .

shotgun

Another guy, he took a shotgun and blasted four secretaries at Adelphi College.

way

They just blasted their way in.

Thirteen hundred workmen were blasting their way , day and night, through the solid rock, 160 feet below the town.

With no preparation, he blasted his way around the monster 7,289-yard course in a superb 69.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a radio blasting out music

A storm blasted the Florida coast with 75 m.p.h. winds.

Environmental groups blasted the plan for more logging in the area.

Music blasted from the speakers in the living room.

Newman blasted one into left field in the second inning.

Several Allied planes were blasted out of the sky.

The Seahawks were blasted 35-14 by the Broncos at the start of the season.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A machine gun blasted just outside the tent.

Atlantis is to blast off on a nine-day mission to Mir on March 21.

He looked at me, then my bike, and without returning the gesture, twisted the throttle to blast away.

He wished he hadn't blasted so many beers.

Now, perhaps, the bombshell that blasted Dole and his campaign out of the doldrums will blast the Republicans into unity.

That same day the rocks were blasted to fragments and removed.

Voice over Derby had one more chance to balance the books but Paul Kitson wasted a glorious opportunity by blasting wide.

With no preparation, he blasted his way around the monster 7,289-yard course in a superb 69.

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