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's possible, he stated, that by blowing our noses into handkerchiefs or tissues, we might be robbing our bodies of the chance to develop valuable antibodies.
Add to this the fact that since Chubb started at playgroup one day a week last September, she has turned into a despicable plague carrier so that all of us have been coughing, sneezing, blowing our noses and groaning continuously.