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.
See also: blow, nose

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
References in classic literature ?
Philip laughed savagely as he thought of her gentility and the refinement with which she ate her food; she could not bear a coarse word, so far as her limited vocabulary reached she had a passion for euphemisms, and she scented indecency everywhere; she never spoke of trousers but referred to them as nether garments; she thought it slightly indelicate to blow her nose and did it in a deprecating way.
Washington, Feb 8 ( ANI ): Selena Gomez, who battled through illness to stage her show in Argentina on Tuesday, was forced to run off stage to blow her nose throughout her set.
VICKY Pollard lookalike Zoe Simpson claims she didn't have a sniff of a chance during her X Factor audition - because she wasn't allowed to blow her nose.
Your sister should lightly blow her nose, and then pinch both nostrils to encourage clotting of the blood flow for five to 10 minutes, or until bleeding has stopped.