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blast away

1. To be extremely loud. If grandma's TV is blasting away, gently remind her to put in her hearing aids.
2. To vehemently criticize someone or something. The senator's disgusted constituents blasted away at him during the town hall meeting.
See also: away, blast
References in classic literature ?
Along in this region a multitude of Italian laborers were blasting away the frontage of the hills to make room for the new railway.
Unlike Bryan Mills, the hero of the two Taken movies, Scudder is a more restrained character who doesn't carry a gun and would rather talk his way out of trouble then start blasting away.
Work began this week on blasting away part of the 3,000m mountain's peak to make way for the new observatory, due to be completed by 2022.
Authorities had warned that Ita, initially a full-strength category 5 cyclone, would be catastrophic with winds of 230 kilometres per hour blasting away buildings and incessant rain causing widespread flash flooding.
On more than one occasion, he has mentioned how blasting away with magnums has injured his wrists, causing a great deal of pain.
Then, smiling, he picked up a gun and began blasting away at five different targets.
Anyway, you can bet that Charles and the rest of 'em will be out on the moors, blasting away at the birds, refusing, as always, to come to Cardiff for seagull-shooting instead.
A common virus is injected into patients and boosts their immune systems, blasting away tumours.
Try Bioshock, a 2007 video game that allowed players to explore the art-deco underwater city of Rapture while blasting away at biomodified drug addicts.
With the hits blasting away, our energetic revellers were interrupted by the alarm being sounded.
The HXX Prodigy uses hydro-excavation, blasting away soil with jets of 10 to 20 gallons of water per minute, at rates from 1,500 to 2,500 psi, depending on the pump selection, pressure adjustment and nozzle tip configuration.
A recent survey by a major brewery discovered that the modern drinker prefers conversation over live music, be it from a band or a karaoke machine, yet most pubs in Liverpool city centre have jukeboxes blasting away, projector TVs drowning out conversation and karaoke singers giving people a headache.
There was Scott Richardson, insurance director of South Carolina, blasting away at the National Flood Insurance Program as debt-ridden and ineffective.
Of course, since the dawn of newspapers, the wall has never been secure, with the two sides chipping or blasting away at it, or at least shouting over the wall to each other.
It's much better to think you have a phaser blasting away at the jam of traffic,'' said actor Tadao Tomomatsu of Burbank, featured in ``Heroes'' and ``Godzilla.