Blow Away

Blow Away

Infinitive: Blow Away
Present Tense: Blow Away/ Blow Aways
-ing Form: Blowing Away
Past Tense: Blew Away
Past Participle: Blown Away
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in four ways
  1. 1

    When the wind moves an object or person from where it was.

    The wind was so strong that it blew away some of the tree branches!
    He is so thin that I'm afraid the wind will blow him away.

  2. 2

    To kill someone with a firearm.

    The gunman blew away anyone who attempted to get in his way.
    A hand grenade can blow you away.

  3. 3

    To feel overwhelmed, amazed, shocked or emotional by what you've seen or heard.

    The Seahawks' Superbowl win blew everyone away! We are still celebrating the victory.
    It just blows me away to see how fast my nephews are growing up!

  4. 4

    To spend all your money.

    Don't blow all your money away at the casino!
    Dean blows away his money on partying and girls.

Blow Away
  1. She _____ everyone _____ with her cold-hearted words.
  2. The wind ______ _____ all the clothes that were drying on the clothesline.
  3. The groom was ______ ___ by how beautiful his bride looked as she walked down the aisle.
  4. Why did you _____ ______ your money on a stupid video game?
  5. In the movie, I Spit on Your Grave, the victim ______ ______ the insides of one of her attackers.

Listen for the phrasal verb Blow Away in the video clip from the movie Gone in 60 Seconds

  1. Kip: I have something for you.

    Memphis: What is this?

    Kip: Open it.

    Memphis: Keys. Keys are good. What do I do with them?

    Otto: Everybody, come on. Let's go. Ladies and gentlemen, it's my great pleasure to present...

    Memphis: Oh, man. Oh, man! What? What? It's Eleanor.

    Kip: Look at his face. All yours.

    Otto: Now it's a heap, but give me a couple of weeks and it'll look like a streamlined butterfly.

    Memphis: You didn't...

    Kip: Oh, no, no, no. I parted the chopper out for that.

    Memphis: I'm _______ ____. You bought me a car.

    Kip: Well, yeah, you know. It's just a token of my appreciation for everything.
  2. What was the video clip about?

    How was the phrasal verb used in the video?

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • She blew everyone away with her cold-hearted words.
    The wind blew away all the clothes that were drying on the clothesline.
    The groom was blown away by how beautiful his bride looked as she walked down the aisle.
    Why did you blow away your money on a stupid video game?
    In the movie, I Spit on Your Grave, the victim blows/blew away the insides of one of her attackers.

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