Blow away – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. When the wind or a breeze blows something away, or blows away something, it moves it to a different place.

Examples of use:

a) Hold on tight to your balloon or it will blow away.

b) Bring your study notes in from the garden. They might blow away in this wind.

c) We had a horrible camping holiday. The wind was so strong it blew our tent away.

2. To blow away is also to defeat thoroughly or to be much better than a rival person or company.

Examples of use:

a) The unknown horse and rider blew away the competition and won the race.

b) The boxer blew away his rivals and won the gold medal for his country.

3. If something blows you away, it makes you feel amazed or very impressed.

Informal English.

Examples of use:

a) The exhibition of Van Gogh paintings blew me away.

b) You must visit the Grand Canyon. The scenery will blow you away.

c) I can recommend the new restaurant in Port Isaac. The food will blow you away.

4. To blow away somebody is to kill them with a gun.

Informal English.

Example of use:

The gang members had a gun fight and blew each other away.

infinitive – blow away

present simple – blow away and blows away

-ing form – blowing away

past simple – blew away

past participle – blown away

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