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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

blown (all) out of proportion

Exaggerated or magnified beyond the true scale or truth of the matter. It was just a minor tremor, not even a proper earthquake, but the media has it blown all out of proportion. These reports on the crime rate are blown out of proportion, if you ask me.
See also: blown, of, out, proportion

be blown to smithereens

To be blown up or broken apart into tiny, fragmentary pieces. "Smithereens," first appearing in English in 1829 as "smiddereens," is likely derived from the Irish word "smidirín" or "smidiríní," meaning "fragment." I wish I could still go visit our old family home, but it's already been blown to smithereens by the demolition crew. The village was blown to smithereens by the typhoon's gale-force winds.
See also: blown, smithereens

blown (up)

Sl. intoxicated. I guess I'm a little too blown up to drive.

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

blown

verb

blown (out)

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Fred stood at the door and told us he was blown—something that was totally obvious anyway.
See also: blown, out

blown

verb

blown (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. (see also blown away, blown (out).) You are blown as blazes, you twit!
See also: blown, up

blown

verb
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Otherwise, two distinct sections in the container and handle will blow out in direction "B" and the blown sections will meet, creating a web.
From Plastimac of Italy complete blown film extrusion systems for HDPE, LLDPE, and LDPE.
The fiber bundles can be blown easily wherever fiber is needed, including secure and limited access areas, within the point-to-point tube cable pathway.
Foamazol chemical blowing agents for use in most application such as structural foam, wire and cable, profile and sheet, blown and extruded films, blow molded containers, injection molding, and PP ribbon extrusion.
Bekum's tandem-blow process blows two bottles tail to tail from a single parison, one blown from the top and one from the bottom.
New silicone surfactants from GE Silicones reportedly can improve pour-in-place rigid foams for refrigerators and water heaters that are blown with zero-ODP blowing agents.
Complete blown film lines including all components for turnkey installations.
An intensive 2-day program devoted to technology developments in blown film .
In injection blow, a preform is injection molded and then carried to the next station where it is blown into the finished container.
New types of drives power blown film and tubing extrusion.
In collaboration with additive maker Milliken Chemical, Sidel showed that clear PP dairy and juice bottles can be stretch blown at speeds of 1500 bottles/hr per cavity--a rate competitive with PET.
At the recent Polyurethanes Conference 2004 in Las Vegas, sponsored by the Alliance for the Polyurethanes Industry (API), a major share of the technical presentations addressed rigid PUR foams blown with HFC-245fa, HFC-134a, and pentane.