Blow Out

Blow Out

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

    To extinguish or make a flame stop burning.

    It is a tradition to make a wish before blowing out the candles on your birthday cake.
    Why are the candles still burning? Please blow them out.

  2. 2

    When an electrical component stops working.

    The lights were blown out when the thunder and lightening had started.
    I didn't know my tail lights blew out, so I got stopped by the police.

  3. 3

    To defeat someone decisively.

    The Miami Heat totally blew out the Chicago Bulls!
    I hope the Seahawks blow out every team in the playoffs and Super Bowl this year.

Blow Out
  1. My little brother always wants to ______ ____ my birthday candles. It isn't enough to ______ ____ his own on his birthday.
  2. This birthday, I would like to ______ the candles _____ on my birthday cake. So someone needs to buy me one.
  3. The championship game wasn't fun to watch once the team started ______ ____ their opponent.
  4. The fuse that had been _______ ___ caused the fire.
  5. The wind _____ ____ the power, so we lit some candles and it ______ them _____ too!

Listen for the phrasal verb Blow Out in this funny video clip from the movie Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

  1. "Hey Partner! C'mon, you gotta relax! Don't force it! You're gonna _____ ___ your o-ring! Drop a lung!"
  2. What is the 'cowboy' trying to say to Austin when he said the above quote?

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

  • My little brother always wants to blow out my birthday candles. It isn’t enough to blow out his own on his birthday.
    This birthday, I would like to blow the candles out on my birthday cake. So someone needs to buy me one.
    The championship game wasn’t fun to watch once the team started blowing out their opponent.
    The fuse that had been blown out caused the fire.
    The wind blew out the power, so we lit some candles and it blew them out too!

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