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be blown away

To be thoroughly impressed, overwhelmed, or excited by something. I am blown away by the show of support from everyone. I was blown away by how good that movie was!
See also: away, blown

blow away

1. Of the wind, to blow someone or something away from its current location. Our trashcans were blown away in that bad storm, and we finally found them down the street in our neighbor's yard. I was almost blown away on my walk to the library because it's so windy out!
2. To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite. In this usage, a noun can be used between "blow" and "away." The show of support from everyone just blew me away. I was blown away by how good that movie was!
3. slang To kill someone, especially with gunfire or an explosive device. Ray blew away the informant, just as the boss told him to.
4. To defeat an opponent easily and/or by a wide margin. In this usage, a noun can used between "blow" and "away." The final score was 17-1? Wow, we really blew that team away! I have a feeling the top-ranked team is just going to blow away any opponent they face.
See also: away, blow

blown away

Thoroughly impressed, overwhelmed, or excited by something. I am blown away by the show of support from everyone. I was blown away by how good that movie was!
See also: away, blown

blown away

1. mod. dead; killed. (Underworld.) Four of the mob were already blown away when the cops got there.
2. and blown mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Whatever that pill was, Cecilia is totally blown away. She’s blown and alone and making a groan.
3. mod. overwhelmed; greatly impressed. (Often with with or by.) We were just blown away by your good words.
See also: away, blown
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you enough to catch him live I don't know why, even though his guitar-playing prowess on Supergrass tracks like Richard III and Caught By the Fuzz is so epic, it's like being thrown into a ice bath headfirst, but I was totally blown away by both his vocal performace and musical skill.
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Summary: Taylor Lautner admits he still gets blown away by fans who turn up to film premieres.
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Finally the King's gigantic head is blown away by a gust of wind and mysteriously ends up where Tessa is stacking grain.
Summary: FUJAIRAH -- A 20-year-old Ethiopian housemaid died on the spot after a shade blown away by strong winds during heavy rain fell on her in the courtyard of her employer's house in Al Giriyya district, 10km north of Fujairah City, on Sunday.
Trulli who has driven for Minardi, Prost, Jordan, Renault and Toyota in a 13 year 216-race career which saw a single victory at Monaco, was quoted by The Mirror, as saying: "I can't see Jenson being blown away by Lewis.
Whatever was going to blow away has already blown away," she said.
Foster, who made his Olympic debut at Seoul in 1988, said: "I was blown away when I was told, it was a big surprise and a huge honour.
When it came to game play, I was impressed -- but not blown away.