blow (one's) nose

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blow (one's) nose

To breathe forcefully through the nose to expel mucus into a tissue. My allergies are so bad right now that I have to blow my nose constantly just to be able to breathe.
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blow one's nose

to expel mucus and other material from the nose using air pressure from the lungs. Excuse me, I have to blow my nose. Bill blew his nose into his handkerchief.
See also: blow, nose
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A[cedilla] Washing hands: Washing hands regularly is a must, especially after blowing one's nose, going to bathroom, changing a diaper, or before eating or preparing meals.
Neither spitting nor blowing one's nose "au natural" is against the law, apparently, although a number of local councils have attempted to introduce bye-laws outlawing the practices, while others have considered using the ambiguous litter laws as a deterrent.
It is also important that after blowing one's nose or catching a cough or sneeze in your tissue that you think about washing your hands, as these will help transmit the bug to somewhere or someone else.
Excessive hand and arm movements should be avoided, as should blowing one's nose or, as far as possible, sneezing in public.