blow over

phrasal verb
Word forms "blow over":
present tense I/you/we/they blow over he/she/it blows over present participle blowing over past tense blew over past participle blown over
1) [intransitive/transitive] if something blows over or is blown over, the wind makes it fall

The dustbins have blown over and there's rubbish everywhere.

Several trees had been blown over in the gale.

2) [intransitive] if a storm blows over, it ends
3) [intransitive] if a dangerous or embarrassing situation blows over, people stop worrying about it and soon forget about it

It was a major scandal, and we all hoped it would soon blow over.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • blow over — {v.} To come to an end; pass away with little or no bad effects. * /The sky was black, as if a bad storm were coming, but it blew over and the sun came out./ * /They were bitter enemies for a while, but the quarrel blew over./ * /He was much… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blow over — ► blow over (of trouble) fade away without serious consequences. Main Entry: ↑blow …   English terms dictionary

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