Meaning of BLAST in English

BLAST

/ blɑːst; NAmE blæst/ noun , verb , exclamation

■ noun

EXPLOSION

1.

[ C ] an explosion or a powerful movement of air caused by an explosion :

a bomb blast

27 schoolchildren were injured in the blast.

OF AIR

2.

[ C ] a sudden strong movement of air :

A blast of hot air hit us as we stepped off the plane.

the wind's icy blasts

LOUD NOISE

3.

[ C ] a sudden loud noise, especially one made by a musical instrument that you blow, or by a whistle or a car horn :

three short blasts on the ship's siren

CRITICISM

4.

[ C ] (used especially in newspapers) strong criticism :

Blast for prison governors in judge's report.

FUN

5.

[ sing. ] ( especially NAmE ) a very enjoyable experience that is a lot of fun :

The party was a blast.

We had a blast at the party.

IDIOMS

- a blast from the past

- (at) full blast

■ verb

EXPLODE

1.

to violently destroy or break sth into pieces, using explosives :

[ vn ]

They blasted a huge crater in the runway.

They had to blast a tunnel through the mountain.

All the windows were blasted inwards with the force of the explosion.

The jumbo jet was blasted out of the sky.

[ v ]

Danger! Blasting in Progress!

[also vn - adj ]

MAKE LOUD NOISE

2.

blast (sth) (out) to make a loud unpleasant noise, especially music :

[ v ]

Music suddenly blasted out from the speakers.

[ vn ]

The radio blasted out rock music at full volume.

CRITICIZE

3.

[ vn ] blast sb/sth (for sth / for doing sth) ( informal ) to criticize sb/sth severely :

The movie was blasted by all the critics.

HIT / KICK

4.

[ vn ] ( informal ) to hit or kick sb/sth with a lot of force :

He blasted the ball past the goalie.

He blasted the policeman right between the eyes.

AIR / WATER

5.

[ vn ] to direct air, water, etc. at sb/sth with a lot of force :

Police blasted the demonstrators with water cannons.

DESTROY WITH DISEASE, etc.

6.

[ vn ] [ usually passive ] to destroy sth such as a plant with disease, cold, heat, etc. :

Their whole crop had been blasted by a late frost.

PHRASAL VERBS

- blast away

- blast off

■ exclamation

( informal , especially BrE ) people sometimes say Blast! when they are annoyed about sth :

Oh blast! The car won't start.

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English blǣst , of Germanic origin; related to blaze present news in a sensational manner .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.