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blow open

To suddenly and decisively take control of a competition. A noun or pronoun can be used between "blow" and "open." The game was close through the first two periods, but then the other team blew it open by scoring two quick goals. We can blow open this game if we score first.
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And at that very moment a door must have been opened somewhere downstairs; for a great rushing draft blew along the passage and the door of the room they sat in was blown open with a crash, and as they both jumped to their feet the light was blown out and the crying sound was swept down the far corridor so that it was to be heard more plainly than ever.
a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Wolf Lake, White Gown Blown Open,
Since September 1, ATMs have been blown open in Ashton-in-Makerfield, Waterloo and St Helens.
Well-backed 6-5 favourite Primadonia finished well held in last and, with 3-1 second in Dontforgettocall also unplaced, the Placepot was blown open.
In Division Two, another twist has blown open the title race.
POLICE are searching three locations as part of an investigation into raids in which cash machines were blown open with explosives.
Police were called after residents in Weyhill reported a loud bang, arriving on the scene they found the cash point blown open and the money from inside stolen.
Keith Martin-Smith (author); A HEART BLOWN OPEN; Divine Arts Media (Nonfiction: Biography) 22.95 ISBN: 9781611250084
The League One title race was blown open when Red House Farm Torino fell to a surprise defeat at home to Cramlington Js Whites.
Witnesses said there were more than ten people working in the factory when the accident happened, and the factory house was blown open by the powerful explosion.
"The ex- plosion of social media among the younger demographic in the Middle East has really blown open the doors for all digital media in the region," said Kumar Verma, founder and CEO of AudienceME.
Earlier, Lohan had posed for a photoshoot for Plum Miami Magazine in a very low-cut silky pink dress, which was blown open by the wind, exposing her to onlookers.
Their attempt has so far proved unsuccessful - but their behaviour has blown open the previously secret civil war which many have suspected has been ongoing at Anfield for months.
Silt, feathers, bone, perennials blown open, a wood shutter banging