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blow down

Of the wind, to blow something to the ground. That wind today blew down all of the clothes I'd hung on the clothesline. Your hanging flower pots might get blown down in this storm.
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blow someone or something down

[for a rush of air] to knock someone or something over. The wind blew Chuck down. The tornado blew down many buildings.
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References in classic literature ?
The instant the word was given, the two apparitions sprang forward and began to rain blows down upon each other with such lightning rapidity that I could not quite tell whether I saw the swords or only flashes they made in the air; the rattling din of these blows as they struck steel or paddings was something wonderfully stirring, and they were struck with such terrific force that I could not understand why the opposing sword was not beaten down under the assault.
Some evenings a strange odor blows down the air of this garden, like a phantom perfume," said Owen.
Then he seized a stick which lay conveniently near, and began to rain blows down upon their heads, shoulders, and sides, all the time dancing first on one leg, then on the other, and crying,
When the wolf symbol appears on the reels next to one of the houses made of wood, bricks or straw, the bad wolf blows down whichever dwelling it lands next to, starting the free spins.
Which hot southerly wind blows down the northern slopes of the Alps?
The Waca is a runs pitch (hard and true) except when the strong afternoon breeze, nicknamed the Fremantle Doctor blows down the ground, rather than across, and helps the quicks exact alarming pace and bounce.
When the operator blows down the impulse lines, the block valves on the manifold are closed, and the two separate blowdown valves are open.