Blow Out – English Phrasal Verb Definition with Examples

How to Conjugate Blow Out

  • Infinitive: Blow Out
  • Present Tense: Blow Out/ Blows Out
  • -ing Form: Blowing Out
  • Past Tense: Blew Out
  • Past Participle: Blown Out
Blow Out is a separable and non-separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Blow Out:

1. To extinguish or make a flame stop burning.

Examples: 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. When an electrical component stops working.

Examples: 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. To defeat someone decisively.

Examples: 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.

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