blow a gale

British
to be very windy (= with very strong winds)

I'm not going out – it's blowing a gale out there.


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  • blow a gale — british phrase to be very windy (=with very strong winds) I’m not going out – it’s blowing a gale out there. Thesaurus: what the wind can dohyponym words used to describe windy weathersynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • blow — I UK [bləʊ] / US [bloʊ] verb Word forms blow : present tense I/you/we/they blow he/she/it blows present participle blowing past tense blew UK [bluː] / US [blu] past participle blown UK [bləʊn] / US [bloʊn] *** 1) a) [intransitive] if wind or air… …   English dictionary

  • blow — blow1 [blō] vi. blew, blown, blowing [ME blowen < OE blawan < IE * bhlē : see BLAST] 1. to move with some force: said of the wind or a current of air 2. to send forth air with or as with the mouth 3. to pant; be breathless …   English World dictionary

  • blow — [n1] blast, rush of air, wind draft, flurry, gale, gust, hurricane, puff, squall, strong breeze, tempest, typhoon; concept 526 blow [n2] hard hit bang, bash, bat, belt, biff, blindside, bop*, buffet, bump, clip, clout, clump, collision,… …   New thesaurus

  • Blow — Blow, n. 1. A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gale — [n] violent storm blast, blow, burst, chinook, cyclone, hurricane, mistral, monsoon, outbreak, outburst, squall, tempest, tornado, typhoon, wind, windstorm; concepts 524,526 …   New thesaurus

  • blow — Synonyms and related words: Barnumize, Lucullan feast, accident, accomplished fact, accomplishment, ache, achievement, aching, act, acta, action, adventure, amplify, anthesis, astonishment, bafflement, bagpipe, balk, bang, banquet, bash,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blow — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hard knock that hits sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ hard, heavy, nasty, painful, powerful, severe, sharp, stinging, violent …   Collocations dictionary

  • gale — Synonyms and related words: air, black squall, blast, blaze, blizzard, blow, breeze, burst, convulsion, cooling breeze, cyclone, equinoctial, eruption, explosion, fit, flare up, gentle wind, gust, half a gale, heavy blow, howl, hurricane, ill… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • blow — blow1 W3S2 [bləu US blou] v past tense blew [blu:] past participle blown [ US bloun] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(wind moving)¦ 2¦(wind moving something)¦ 3¦(air from your mouth)¦ 4¦(make a noise)¦ 5¦(violence)¦ 6¦(lose an opportunity)¦ 7¦(waste money)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English


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