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 ?
Mind your Sunday clothes, and remember to blow your nose"--
So you get about half-way through and your voice starts breaking, then two-thirds of the way there's a lump in your throat you can't hardly enunciate around and by the three-quarter mark you've got tears running down your face, you have to blow your nose and all of your kids are going "Awww ...
FIRST I HAVE TO ASK: Have you ever considered how hard it'll be for you to blow your nose properly with even a "teeny-tiny ring"?
"Blow your nose." He blew his nose loudly, "Ta-ta." He rushed towards the door.
Talking of blowing your nose; you would never have realised how much of a luxury it is until you have a wisdom tooth out, and your dental surgeon says that you must not ever, whatever you do, sneeze or blow your nose as the pressure will travel along your sinus passages and cause a fistula in your gum resulting in more pain, surgery, mental anguish and expense.
This also is why sometimes when you have a cold, your eyes "water" or tear, especially when you blow your nose.
"Carry tissues and use them when you blow your nose and also to cover your mouth if you cough or sneeze.
FEELING too embarrassed to blow your nose can make hay fever symptoms worse, according to a new survey.
That's the idea.': Some of the nation's old favourites:Coughs and Sneezes (1945) Advice on how to blow your nose using a handkerchief; Modern Guide To Health (1947) The benefits of fresh air, exercise and taking a rest after a day's housework;
The germs and dust get cleaned out when you blow your nose.
A NEW bylaw passed by the council in Braila, Rumania, has made it illegal to blow your nose in public.
You put in about 11-and a-half hours a week in that office of yours and usually pop back to the Square at least twice a day just to blow your nose.
Don't blow your nose to clear the blood or it will start bleeding again, and don't bend far forward for a while.