blow off

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blow off (someone or something)

  1. (intransitive, euphemistic, Britain) To pass gas; to break wind.
  2. (transitive) To vent, usually, to reduce pressure in a container.
    The radioactivity was released when they blew off steam from the containment vessel.
  3. (intransitive) To let steam escape through a passage provided for the purpose.
    The engine or steamer is blowing off.
  4. (idiomatic) to shirk or disregard (a duty or person).
    I decided to blow off the meeting and leave early.
    We've both been blowing off Peter all day: he's really boring.
  5. (transitive) To forcibly disconnect something by use of a firearm or explosive device.
    Her leg was blown off by a landmine.



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