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blow something

Sl. to ruin or waste something. I had a chance to do it, but I blew it. He blew the whole five dollars on candy.

blow

1. tv. & in. to leave (someplace) in a hurry. (see also blow town, blow the joint.) It’s late. I gotta blow.
2. tv. to ruin something; to ruin an opportunity. It was my last chance, and I blew it.
3. n. a setback; an attack. Acme Systems Industries suffered a blow to its plans to acquire ABC Steel Widgets.
4. tv. to waste money; to spend money. Mary blew forty bucks on a secondhand radio.
5. in. to become very angry; to lose one’s temper. (see also blow a fuse.) Finally I had had enough, and I blew.
6. in. to play a musical instrument, not necessarily a wind instrument. He blows, and everybody listens.
7. and blow-out n. a drinking party. What a blow over at Joe’s. I’ll never get sober. We blew out of the blow-out at about midnight.
8. tv. to snort any powdered drug; to take snuff. (Drugs.) Those guys spend all their time blowing coke.
9. in. to smoke marijuana. (Drugs.) He sits there blowing by the hour. How can he afford it?
10. n. cocaine. (Drugs.) You can get some good blow over at that crack house.
11. tv. to perform an act of oral sex on someone, especially males. (Usually objectionable.) Tom was looking for some bone addict who would blow him for nothing.

blow (one's)

top/stack Informal
To lose one's temper.

blow

/break open
To get a sudden, insurmountable lead in (an athletic contest).

blow

/toot (one's) own horn Informal
To brag or boast about oneself.
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Wyeth's process, which was patented May 15, 1973, involved molding a PET preform and then reheating, stretching, and blowing it into a bottle.
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The preform has to be thick enough to maintain the extra heat needed for blowing out the bottle to the necessary depth.
As the polyurethane foam industry converts to "cleaner" blowing agents required by environmental regulations, the focus is on minimizing cost and maximizing performance in areas such as mechanical properties, flammability, and thermal insulation value.
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One of the most interesting innovations in blow molding at K 2004 will be a top-and-bottom blowing system that is said to double bottle output.