blow someone away

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

blow someone away

1 kill, destroy, or defeat someone. 2 have a very strong effect on someone. informal
2 1998 Times It blows me away the way she [a 13-year-old] is already moving through her life.
See also: away, blow, someone

blow someone away

1. tv. to kill someone; to shoot someone. (Underworld.) The boss said we was to blow you away if you gives us any trouble.
2. tv. to overwhelm someone; to amaze someone. The whole idea just blew her away.
See also: away, blow, someone
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