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blow a raspberry

To make a sputtering noise by pressing the tongue and lips together. It can be used to express either real or faux contempt, mockery, or displeasure, or as a playful gesture. The term originated with rhyming slang, in which "raspberry tart" was used as a substitute for "fart." Jacqueline blew a raspberry at Dave after he made fun of her new haircut. Tara loves hearing her baby boy giggle when she blows raspberries on his tummy.
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give (one) the raspberry

To make a sputtering noise at one by pressing the tongue and lips together. It can be used to express either real or faux contempt, mockery, or displeasure. Jacqueline quickly gave Dave the raspberry after he made fun of her new haircut.
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give someone the raspberry

Inf. to make a rude noise with the lips at someone. The audience gave him the raspberry, which gave him some second thoughts about his choice of career. Even after his grandstand play, they gave him the raspberry.
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blow a raspberry

make a derisive or contemptuous sound with your lips.
This expression is from rhyming slang, where raspberry tart means a fart.
1996 Observer It is unthinkable that, this close to a general election, the party is going to blow a raspberry at its leader.
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give someone the raspberry

tv. to make a rude noise with the lips at someone. (see also Bronx cheer, raspberry.) The audience gave him the raspberry, which gave him some second thoughts about his choice of career.
See also: give, raspberry, someone

raspberry

(ˈræzbɛri)
n. the Bronx cheer. The entire audience gave the performer the raspberry.
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Black raspberries contain many vitamins, minerals, phenols and phytosterols, which are known to individually prevent cancer in animals.
Raspberries are a very delicate fruit and, therefore, they need to be handled with care.
Put the raspberries into a pan with half of the icing sugar and heat.
2 In tall sundae glasses, layer the peach slices, raspberries and raspberry sauce, finishing with scoops of ice cream, a generous spoonful of whipped cream and a scattering of flaked almonds.
Spoon some of the raspberry syrup and filling onto one half of each crepe, then top with a handful of the reserved whole raspberries. Fold each crepe in half and then in half again.
For raspberries, apply 1 ounce of actual nitrogen (N) per plant.
We've done these before, so I wanted to use an ingredient that pairs well with raspberries and creamy things - nuts.
If you'd like to grow raspberries next year, now's the time to buy bare-root specimens and get them in the soil.
The SCEPTRE results add to the IPM toolbox for raspberries developed at James Hutton, including pest-resistant varieties and enhanced traps for precision monitoring of raspberry beetle, marketed with Sentomol.
A FAMILY was left hopping mad after finding a small frog in a punnet of raspberries. Gavin Bennett, from Moreton, Wirral, told how his partner Samantha McFarlane, 26, found the amphibian in a punnet of Tesco raspberries she was feeding to their six-month-old daughter Estarziearose.
Arrange the strawberries and raspberries on top of the cheesecake and drizzle with the slightly warm raspberry jam.
At less than 90 calories and a ProPoints[R] value of 2 per pot, each box contains two Strawberry Cheesecake pots and two Raspberry Pavlova Pots made with real strawberries and raspberries.
The beer is described as a 4.2% abv Berliner Weisse, made with the addition of more than 160 pounds of raspberries. Funkwerks first debuted Raspberry Provincial in summer 2013, and this is the second bottling for the brand.
Purnell's Bistro raspberry creme brulee (makes 6-8) INGREDIENTS 1pt double cream 1 vanilla pod 3oz caster sugar 10 egg yolks 1 punnet of raspberries METHOD 1 PRE-HEAT the oven to 150degC.
INGREDIENTS: 1 cup/125g raspberries, plus more for garnish 1/2 cup/120g very thick strained yoghurt (a Greek variety) 1/2 cup/120g heavy cream 3 tablespoons honey or sugar METHOD: 1.