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.
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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.
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It isn't selfish to blow one's nose, but it isn't necessary for a tree to die for the sake of it.
Some individuals carry MRSA in their nasal regions, an area that permits transmission by sneezing or hand-to-environment, when one uses a tissue to blow one's nose.
Also highly recommended for preschool, daycare center, elementary school, and community library collections are the other titles in this outstanding Playdate Kids Publishing series: "Island :Potty Party" about potty training; and "Booger Boogie" about using a tissue to blow one's nose.