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Definition of blow away

blow away

verb - transitive

  • to kill, usually with a firearm.
    She is going to blow him away!

    Last edited on Jan 06 2002. Submitted by John C. from NJ, USA on Jan 06 2002.

  • on a computer, to delete something permanently.
    I did a system restore, and that ended up blowing away all the updated drivers I had installed.

    Last edited on Nov 12 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • to amaze.
    That concert blew me away.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

    Citation from "Halloween / Ellie", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 10 (2011) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 27 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

  • to out-perform; to be superior to.
    The new model blew away the competition.
                                                       

                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "The Inner Circle", The Office (TV), Season 7 Episode 23 (2011) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Chapter 7", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 1 (2010) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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Definitions include: to click a link on the web and be taken to a site other than the one anticipated.
Definitions include: an expression of excitement or joy, used mostly by computer aficionados.
Definitions include: from "Plug and Play," by which computers automatically attempt to recognize newly attached devices.
Definitions include: "non-nude".
Definitions include: product(s) announced far before any release (even beta) has been made.
Definitions include: From "bandwidth" as a measure of the rate of data transfer ("throughput") that a digital medium can handle.
Definitions include: something that reveals important plot elements or details from a work of fiction or non-fiction.
Definitions include: "I am not a quantum physicist".
Definitions include: legitimate software that is free to use, but displays advertising.
Definitions include: the act of telling a person or group everything one knows about a particular topic.
Definitions include: a website with little or no content, consisting of mostly (or entirely)
Definitions include: to deal with urgent problems (usually at work.)
Definitions include: a metaphorical hammer that is wielded by operators or moderators when banning one or more users from an online community.
Definitions include: By analogy from the same-named measurement in analog electronics.

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Other terms relating to 'away':

Definitions include: acronym of "away from keyboard."
Definitions include: "Ask any questions that you'd like."
Definitions include: acronym of "goes away from keyboard".
Definitions include: to escape the consequences of one's actions.
Definitions include: legs.
Definitions include: to avoid punishment for an offense.
Definitions include: to waste.
Definitions include: to incarcerate.
Definitions include: have lived a rough lifestyle.
Definitions include: to work extremely hard.
Definitions include: to perform cunnilingus on.
Definitions include: to store for future use.
Definitions include: immediately.
Definitions include: a main point from an information source.
Definitions include: to be very impressive.

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Definitions include: the feeling when you defecate huge and your anus is stretched.
Definitions include: to be of poor quality, displeasing.
Definitions include: to lose one's temper.
Definitions include: to be extremely angry.
Definitions include: to flatulate; "fart.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to be at the peak (blowing up) of one's "roll" on ecstasy (MDMA).
Definitions include: a person or object that erred.
Definitions include: to vomit.
Definitions include: to vacillate in opinion
Definitions include: to completely fail a task.
Definitions include: Alternate spelling of blowjob.
Definitions include: an angry retort; "bite me".
Definitions include: to defecate, usually diarrhea.
Definitions include: to ignore another person(s) in a rude manner.

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