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