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.
See also: blow, nose
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Blowing your nose is a complex procedure, which forces air out of your nasal tubes, along with debris and mucus.
Breathe in the steam slowly for a few minutes then try coughing or blowing your nose to break up the mucus.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose into a tissue, then throwing it into a waste basket.
DRINKING coffee, having sex and even blowing your nose can be enough to trigger a potentially fatal brain haemorrhage, research has shown.
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A study has found that drinking coffee, have sex, or even blowing your nose, could temporarily raise your risk of rupturing a brain aneurysm and suffering a stroke.
Blowing your nose seems to be pass, vile sniffing is the new order of the day.
Wash your hands frequently: This is the best advice for any infection and remember that tissues aren't waterproof so wash your hands after blowing your nose too.
DOs AND DON'Ts: Blowing your nose in public, drinking lots of vodka, bowing, showing the soles of your feet and making the devil sign' CHATTING: Dogs
Blowing your nose in public is considered by many cultures as vulgar.
For the past 60 years, the government broadcasts have advised us on how to do everything from surviving a nuclear war to blowing your nose.
BLOWING your nose can make a cold last longer because it pushes germs deep into the sinuses.
Wash hands frequently; always wash before eating, after blowing your nose or sneezing, and after using the toilet.
TENDER TISSUES: The makers of Kleenex plan to take on moisturizer-laden Puffs Plus with new tissues loaded with concoctions intended to make blowing your nose a little less irritating.
Blowing your nose hard doesn't help: The stuffy, blocked feeling that stifles breathing during a cold is not the product of excess mucus, but swelling blood vessels in the nasal passages.
OK, so the advice on blowing your nose seems pretty sound, even if a touch condescending.