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  1. blow·out
    IPA[ˈblōˌout]
  2. noun

    • 1. a sudden rupture or malfunction of a part or an apparatus due to pressure, in particular the bursting of an automobile tire.

      Synonym : puncture, flat tire, burst tire, flat
    • 2. an uprush of oil or gas from a well:

      a blowout preventer
    • 3. an outburst of anger or an argument:

      that exchange led to a big blowout five years ago
    • 4. a melting of an electric fuse.

    • 5. a large or lavish meal or social gathering:

      it is difficult to imagine the slim person going for a real blowout
      Synonym : party, feast, banquet, celebration, binge, shindig, shindy, do, beanfeast, beano, bunfight, thrash, nosh-up, scoff, slap-up meal, tuck-in
    • 6. an event at which goods are sold at heavily discounted prices:

      the purpose of the blowout is to motivate new customers to visit the local store is having a big blowout sale—everything 65% off
    • 7. an easy victory in a sporting contest or election:

      they had lost seven games—four by blowouts and three by slim margins
    • 8. an act or instance of blow-drying hair:

      you can't do a blowout with super wet hair
    • 9. a hollow eroded by the wind.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: blowout, plural noun: blowouts

    • noun

      an occasion when a tyre on a vehicle bursts or an electric fuse melts.

      an uprush of oil or gas from a well:

    • noun

      a heavy valve or assembly of valves fitted at the top of an oil well during drilling and closed in the event of a blowout.
    • noun

      a heavy valve or assembly of valves fitted at the top of an oil well during drilling and closed in the event of a blowout.
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