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be blasted 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 blasted to smithereens by the demolition crew. The village was blasted to smithereens by the typhoon's gale-force winds.
See also: blasted, smithereens, to

blast away

1. To be extremely loud. If grandma's TV is blasting away, gently remind her to put in her hearing aids.
2. To vehemently criticize someone or something. The senator's disgusted constituents blasted away at him during the town hall meeting.
See also: away, blast

blast off

1. To shoot upward from the ground, as of a rocket. The rocket blasted off successfully and is now headed for the moon. My kids love blasting off toy rockets in the back yard and seeing how high they'll go.
2. To ignite an exploding device, such as fireworks. Our poor dog is hiding under the bed because our neighbors celebrate the Fourth of July by blasting off tons of fireworks.
3. To use an explosion to destroy or remove something. After the emergency crew blasted off some rocks, they were able to free the trapped hikers from the cave.
4. To amputate by means of an explosion. I'm really worried my fool husband is going to blast off a hand while playing with those fireworks!
5. To depart very quickly. The robbers blasted off when they heard the approaching sirens.
6. To strike with a lot of force in order to remove something, as with a pressure washer or sandblaster. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "blast" and "off." The sidewalk looks so clean this morning! I guess someone from the township blasted all the stains off of it. We can blast off that graffiti with the pressure washer.
See also: blast, off

blast off for (somewhere)

To depart very quickly. The robbers blasted off for the sunset when they heard the approaching sirens.
See also: blast, for, off
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blast off

 (for some place)
1. [for a space vehicle] to take off and head toward a destination. The rocket blasted off for the moon. Will it blast off on time?
2. Sl. [for someone] to leave for a destination quickly. Ann blasted off for the library so she could study. I've got to blast off. It's late.
See also: blast, off

blast (something) off (something else)

to remove something from something else with a powerful charge, pressure, or force. They blasted the writing off the wall with a stream of sand. We will have to blast the paint off the wall.
See also: blast, off
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

blast off

1. Also, blast away. Take off or be launched, especially into space, as in They're scheduled to blast off on Tuesday. This usage originated with the development of powerful rockets, spacecraft, and astronauts, to all of which it was applied. [c. 1950]
2. Depart, clear out, as in This party's over; let's blast off now. [Slang; early 1950s]
3. Become excited or high, especially from using drugs, as in They give parties where people blast off. [Slang; c. 1960]
See also: blast, off
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blast off

v.
1. To be launched off the ground. Used of rockets: The astronauts were strapped in their seats and ready to blast off.
2. To launch some rocket from the ground: The space agency needs a new location to blast off its spacecraft. The kids set up their model rockets on the field and blasted them off.
3. To explode or fire something: I blasted off some firecrackers during the celebration. I put some bullets in the gun and blasted a few rounds off to test it.
4. To dislodge or remove something with an explosion: Be careful not to blast your fingers off with that loaded gun! To make room for the new road, the workers blasted off a large rock from the side of the hill.
5. Slang To depart for a destination: We need to blast off right now if we are going to get to the party on time.
See also: blast, off
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

blast off

verb
See also: blast, off

blasted

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. I got so blasted I swore never to blow another joint.
2. mod. damned. Shut your blasted mouth!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Figure 9 shows the sample blasted surfaces of pine and oak.
Trials using the optical or laser scanning profilometer (Lemaster and Beall 1996) to trace the blasted wood surface have been conducted.
Residual stress characterization of grit blasted steel surfaces.
CR was bonded to grit blasted steel with four adhesive systems: In-house adhesives A and C, CH 205 primer coated with CH 250, and the three coat system of CH AP134/CH 205/CH 220.
Before moving on to cathodic disbonding tests, we ran a study to determine if salt spray resistance would increase if we used calcium-modified microcrystalline zinc phosphated steel instead of grit blasted steel.
We bonded CR to grit blasted steel with prebakes of 0 and 5 minutes at 307 [degrees] F.
We bonded CR to grit blasted steel and ran prebakes of 0 and 5 minutes at 307 [degrees] F.
PHOTO : Figure 2 - CR to grit blasted steel ASTMD 429 Method B
PHOTO : Figure 3 - CR to grit blasted steel 5% salt fog exposure testing
PHOTO : Figure 5 - CR to grit blasted steel ASTM D429 method B
PHOTO : Figure 6 - CR to grit blasted steel 28 day cathodic disbonding tests
The system is designed to handle a variety of impact treatment operations such as shot peening, deburring, cosmetic finishing, etching and surface preparation, in which 360[degrees] coverage is required in components that must be blasted individually.