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blowout

1. An intense argument or disagreement. Our neighbors had a real blowout last night—we could hear them screaming at each other through the walls.
2. A big, elaborate party or event. Come on, we need to have one last blowout before we graduate from college!
3. A retail sale characterized by very steep discounts. We're having the biggest blowout of the year. Get up to 75% off on all our stock! Our summer blowout is now on, but hurry—these deals won't last long!
4. A method of styling one's hair with a blow dryer and a round brush. To ensure that my hair would look good for the wedding, I stopped at the salon for a blowout.
5. An instance of a tire suddenly bursting while the vehicle is being driven. I almost lost control of the car when I got a blowout on the highway.
6. The unchecked, often accidental, release of a substance, such as oil or gas. What effects did the oil blowout have on marine life?
7. A victory achieved very easily and by a wide margin. The final score was 17–1? Wow, that's really a blowout!
8. slang An instance of excessive fecal matter not being contained by a diaper. I'm sorry I'm late, the baby had a blowout, so I had to give her a bath before dropping her at the sitter's.
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blow-out

verb
See blow
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