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 ?
- Come, my lads, you must look sharp: I'm come to help you now:- and woe be to that man, or woman either, that pauses for a moment amongst you - whether to stare about him, to scratch his head, or blow his nose - no pretext will serve - nothing but work, work, work in the sweat of your face,' &c., &c.
The prince, who generally kept very strictly to social distinctions and rarely admitted even important government officials to his table, had unexpectedly selected Michael Ivanovich (who always went into a corner to blow his nose on his checked handkerchief) to illustrate the theory that all men are equals, and had more than once impressed on his daughter that Michael Ivanovich was "not a whit worse than you or I." At dinner the prince usually spoke to the taciturn Michael Ivanovich more often than to anyone else.
What he wanted so much was his mother to blow his nose, but that never struck him, so he decided to appeal to the fairies for enlightenment.
Naseby to blow his nose and shake her hard by the hand; and then, the horse arriving opportunely, to get himself without delay into the saddle and canter off.
Team boss Sir Dave Brailsford added: "It sounds like he was at the foot of the descent, and it's obviously very gusty today, and he took his hands off the bars to blow his nose and the wind has taken his front wheel.
"It sounds like he was at the foot of the descent and took his hands off the bars to blow his nose. It's very gusty and the wind has taken his front wheel."
Mr Jones said there was an "elaborate routine", in which the visitor put a tissue on the table before using it to blow his nose. He then put the tissue back down and Quinton, pictured, below, picked it up and blew his nose.
During his time in the camp, Joey has admitted he can't work out the time and doesn't know how to blow his nose. His embarrassed dad said: "I've tried to teach Joey to tell the time but it clearly hasn't worked.
So thick that at the age of 23 he can't tell the time, he doesn't know how to blow his nose and he doesn't understand words of more than five letters.
As did many children at that age, he would often sniff the mucus into his throat rather than blow his nose. Also, I am sure he swallowed mucus while sleeping.
When the patient was asked to forcibly inhale and exhale through the prosthesis, he was able to generate enough air pressure to produce a whistle, blow out a match, and blow his nose. He also demonstrated the ability to sniff and smell with forced inhalation while the prosthesis was in place.
Mr Stanek said: "He will be unable to blow his nose properly and it will run and run."
Have your child blow his nose gently to clean the nostrils.
For we later found out he doesn't know how to tell the time - or blow his nose.
Hapless TOWIE star Joey, who earlier in the series revealed he didn't know how to blow his nose, was tipped to win the contest from the start.