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blow down

Of the wind, to blow something to the ground. That wind today blew down all of the clothes I'd hung on the clothesline. Your hanging flower pots might get blown down in this storm.
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blow someone or something down

[for a rush of air] to knock someone or something over. The wind blew Chuck down. The tornado blew down many buildings.
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So let us cheer up, and have a run to the other end of the orchard; I believe the wind has blown down some apples, and we might just as well eat them as the slugs."
"There was an old shanty once in the gulch," Morgan resumed when the ruin wrought by my awkwardness had been repaired, "but just previously to my visit it had been blown down, or rather blown away, for its debris was scattered all about, the very floor being parted, plank from plank.
Hetty's sphere of comparison was not large, but she couldn't help perceiving that Adam was "something like" a man; always knew what to say about things, could tell her uncle how to prop the hovel, and had mended the churn in no time; knew, with only looking at it, the value of the chestnut-tree that was blown down, and why the damp came in the walls, and what they must do to stop the rats; and wrote a beautiful hand that you could read off, and could do figures in his head--a degree of accomplishment totally unknown among the richest farmers of that countryside.
Here I sat for some time, five hundred yards from the ground, expecting every moment to be blown down by the wind, or to fall by my own giddiness, and come tumbling over and over from the ridge to the eaves; but an honest lad, one of my nurse's footmen, climbed up, and putting me into his breeches pocket, brought me down safe.
Several of the trees had been blown down, but they had started to grow in the middle and all were laden with quantities of apples.
Mile after mile of stunted trees: some hewn down by the axe, some blown down by the wind, some half fallen and resting on their neighbours, many mere logs half hidden in the swamp, others mouldered away to spongy chips.
And on that part of it where she and I had looked for shells, two children - on that part of it where some lighter fragments of the old boat, blown down last night, had been scattered by the wind - among the ruins of the home he had wronged - I saw him lying with his head upon his arm, as I had often seen him lie at school.
4 In the Bible, which city's walls were blown down by trumpets?
In Allerton, a clear-up operation was required in Woolton Road after a tree was blown down in the high winds.
Source: Woman blown down flight of overpass steps during powerful windstorm by Newsflare
A number of trees were blown down in the region as Storm Hector swept through early yesterday.
BAHAWALNAGAR -- Dozens of trees and the standing mustard and wheat crops spread over hundreds of acres of land were blown down level to the ground in the gales on late Wednesday night.
And when all she could see out of her bedroom window was branches, her fears were confirmed - the 60ft poplar tree she loved had been blown down, another victim of Storm Desmond.
THE Lonely Tree, that rose from the "ashes" like a phoenix coming back to life after it was blown down by gales, will represent Wales in the European Tree of the Year contest.