blown away

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

be blown away

To be thoroughly impressed, overwhelmed, or excited by something. I am blown away by the show of support from everyone. I was blown away by how good that movie was!
See also: away, blown

blow away

1. Of the wind, to blow someone or something away from its current location. Our trashcans were blown away in that bad storm, and we finally found them down the street in our neighbor's yard. I was almost blown away on my walk to the library because it's so windy out!
2. To thoroughly impress, overwhelm, or excite someone. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "blow" and "away." The show of support from everyone just blew me away. I was blown away by how good that movie was!
3. slang To kill someone, especially with gunfire or an explosive device. Ray blew away the informant, just as the boss told him to.
4. To defeat an opponent easily and/or by a wide margin. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "blow" and "away." The final score was 17–1? Wow, we really blew that team away! I have a feeling the top-ranked team is just going to blow away any opponent they face.
See also: away, blow

blown away

1. Thoroughly impressed, overwhelmed, or excited by something. I am blown away by the show of support from everyone. I was blown away by how good that movie was!
2. Intoxicated, either by drugs or alcohol. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were really blown away!
3. Killed by gunfire. Two guys were blown away in your building tonight, and you don't know anything about it?
See also: away, blown
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

blowed (away)

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. (see also blown away.) I was so blowed away I couldn’t see straight.
See also: away, blowed

blown away

1. mod. dead; killed. (Underworld.) Four of the mob were already blown away when the cops got there.
2. and blown mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Whatever that pill was, Cecilia is totally blown away. She’s blown and alone and making a groan.
3. mod. overwhelmed; greatly impressed. (Often with with or by.) We were just blown away by your good words.
See also: away, blown
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
"I didn't even tell Glen we were doing it, but he was blown away - he absolutely couldn't believe it," said manager Phil Dales.
you enough to catch him live I don't know why, even though his guitar-playing prowess on Supergrass tracks like Richard III and Caught By the Fuzz is so epic, it's like being thrown into a ice bath headfirst, but I was totally blown away by both his vocal performace and musical skill.
Land yachting with Blown Away takes place at West Sands Beach in St Andrews; Lunan Bay, near Arbroath; and Belhaven Bay, Dunbar, East Lothian.
Unlike most other illustrious cou- VIRAT KOHLI Just watched # NH10 and i am blown away. What a brilliant film and specially an outstanding performance by my love @ AnushkaSharma.
"We have been blown away with the reception the apartments have received, just three weeks after formally going on sale.
Although San Laurent salon has a strong client base of approximately 250 people weekly from across Massachusetts as well as Rhode Island and Connecticut, the owners emphasize that Blown Away will be its own entity.
has come out with a new line of birthday cards called Blown Away, featuring pop-up cards with lights, sound and blow sensor technology.
has unveiled Blown Away, its new collection of pop-up birthday cards that have lights and sound.
CHRISTIAN Horner has revealed the entire Red Bull team are standing by to be blown away by Sebastian Vettel's latest Formula One world title triumph.
Arena North, an open access theatre group, are currently staging Blown Away at the Newcastle Theatre Royal Studio.
BLOWN AWAY On a day when gale force winds whipped across Britain, Like A Hurricane was a topical tip at Taunton but he was always struggling and finished last.
Summary: Taylor Lautner admits he still gets blown away by fans who turn up to film premieres.
Finally the King's gigantic head is blown away by a gust of wind and mysteriously ends up where Tessa is stacking grain.
Summary: FUJAIRAH -- A 20-year-old Ethiopian housemaid died on the spot after a shade blown away by strong winds during heavy rain fell on her in the courtyard of her employer's house in Al Giriyya district, 10km north of Fujairah City, on Sunday.