what does the words "blow out" mean?
- John PLv 74 weeks agoFavourite answer
Depends on context.
A car tyre can 'blow out', meaning deflate with a bang in a second or less.
If you have a big meal, it can be described as a 'blow out' - possibly a slightly dated expression, possibly in use in Britain only,
If you need to extinguish a candle, you can 'blow it out' - note word order. That means blow hard with your breath. Most people 'blow out the candles' on their birthday cake, that is a social ritual.
- busterwasmycatLv 74 weeks ago
It can be used to mean "win by a huge margin". It literally means to expel with force, like an explosion. Explosions are hugely destructive to the victims. So, when a team wins by lots, it destroys the opponent. It blows them right out of the contest, like they were never even there. It is a metaphor.
- Lord BaconLv 74 weeks ago
To 'blow out' means to exhale with force.
A 'blow out' can mean a burst tyre (tire in the USA), where the air is forcefully expelled through a failure in the carcass of the tyre.
A 'blow out' is also a colloquial expression for a lavish meal, particularly one where people eat and drink to excess.