(v. t.) To cause to blossom; to put forth (blossoms or flowers).
(n.) A blossom; a flower; also, a state of blossoming; a mass of blossoms.
(n.) A forcible stroke with the hand, fist, or some instrument, as a rod, a club, an ax, or a sword.
(n.) A sudden or forcible act or effort; an assault.
(n.) The infliction of evil; a sudden calamity; something which produces mental, physical, or financial suffering or loss (esp. when sudden); a buffet.
(v. i.) To produce a current of air; to move, as air, esp. to move rapidly or with power; as, the wind blows.
(v. i.) To send forth a forcible current of air, as from the mouth or from a pair of bellows.
(v. i.) To breathe hard or quick; to pant; to puff.
(v. i.) To sound on being blown into, as a trumpet.
(v. i.) To spout water, etc., from the blowholes, as a whale.
(v. i.) To be carried or moved by the wind; as, the dust blows in from the street.
(v. i.) To talk loudly; to boast; to storm.
(v. t.) To force a current of air upon with the mouth, or by other means; as, to blow the fire.
(v. t.) To drive by a current air; to impel; as, the tempest blew the ship ashore.
(v. t.) To cause air to pass through by the action of the mouth, or otherwise; to cause to sound, as a wind instrument; as, to blow a trumpet; to blow an organ.
(v. t.) To clear of contents by forcing air through; as, to blow an egg; to blow one's nose.
(v. t.) To burst, shatter, or destroy by an explosion; -- usually with up, down, open, or similar adverb; as, to blow up a building.
(v. t.) To spread by report; to publish; to disclose.
(v. t.) To form by inflation; to swell by injecting air; as, to blow bubbles; to blow glass.
(v. t.) To inflate, as with pride; to puff up.
(v. t.) To put out of breath; to cause to blow from fatigue; as, to blow a horse.
(v. t.) To deposit eggs or larvae upon, or in (meat, etc.).
(n.) A blowing, esp., a violent blowing of the wind; a gale; as, a heavy blow came on, and the ship put back to port.
(n.) The act of forcing air from the mouth, or through or from some instrument; as, to give a hard blow on a whistle or horn; to give the fire a blow with the bellows.
(n.) The spouting of a whale.
(n.) A single heat or operation of the Bessemer converter.
(n.) An egg, or a larva, deposited by a fly on or in flesh, or the act of depositing it.
(1) Certainly, Saunders did not land a single blow that threatened to stop his opponent, although he took quite a few himself that threatened his titles in the final few rounds.
(2) The ruling centre-right coalition government of Angela Merkel was dealt a blow by voters in a critical regional election on Sunday after the centre-left opposition secured a wafer-thin victory, setting the scene for a tension-filled national election in the autumn when everything will be up for grabs.
(3) "The government should be doing all it can to put the UK at the forefront of this energy revolution not blowing hot and cold on the issue.
(4) Rapid swelling of the knee following a blow or twisting injury is considered a significant injury.
(5) Drainage of contrast medium from the maxillary sinus during blowing and sniffing was studied by cine-roentgenography in 11 healthy subjects.
(6) It would cost their own businesses hundreds of millions of pounds in transaction costs, it would blow a massive hole in their balance of payments, it would leave them having to pick up the entirety of UK debt.
(7) The phrase “self-inflicted blow” was one he used repeatedly, along with the word “glib” – applied to his Vote Leave opponents.
(8) Losing Murphy is a blow to the Oscars which has struggled to liven up its image amid a general decline in its TV ratings over the last couple of decades and a rush of awards shows that appeal to younger crowds, such as the MTV Movie Awards.
(9) Hagan’s defeat came as a shock and a heavy blow for the Democratic party in North Carolina, a purple state that now has no Democratic senator or governor for the first time in 30 years.
(10) The case of a 32-year-old man who suffered a blow to his left supraorbital region and eyebrow in an automatic closing door is reported to draw attention to the uncommon but trivial nature of this injury which may result in profound visual loss.
(11) It's almost starting to feel like we're back in the good old days of July 2005, when Paris lost out to London in the battle to stage the 2012 Olympic Games, a defeat immediately interpreted by France as a bitter blow to Gallic ideals of fair play and non-commercialism and yet another undeserved triumph for the underhand, free-market manoeuvrings of perfidious Albion.
(12) A rather pessimistic wind is blowing over cancer chemotherapy, while a not very objective enthusiasm for second generation immunotherapy is raising its head.
(13) The departure of Emmerson – who said in a statement that no allegations had been put to him – is a huge blow.
(14) On second impacts, the GSI rose considerably because the shell and liner of the DH-151 cracked and the suspension of the "141" stretched during the first blow.
(15) The files, which were made available to the Guardian , the New York Times and the German weekly Der Spiegel, give a blow-by-blow account of the fighting over the last six years, which has so far cost the lives of more than 320 British and more than 1,000 US troops.
(16) Maybe there was a wish to go for these stronger story formulations, more extreme situations to try to get the energy up to comfortably blow the lid off.” Miller pointed out to Franzen that he has developed something of a reputation as a misanthrope.
(17) Pure blow-out fracture or comminuted facial fracture, double vision and amnesia emerged as additional factors which yielded an efficient scoring system with a sensitivity of 89% and specificity of 90% for the population upon which it was based.
(18) It would strike a blow against its excessively adversarial ways of working, the two sides of a divided house braying at each other across the floor.
(19) However, a no show from the leader of the Commonwealth's biggest member would be a huge blow to the credibility of the organisation.
(20) All of which would be perfectly normal (after all, if there's anything valencianos love more than blowing off their fingers, it's complaining about their team) but for one thing: it was only just after half past nine and there was still an hour to go against hated rivals Real Madrid.
(v. t.) To touch or hit with some force, either with the hand or with an instrument; to smite; to give a blow to, either with the hand or with any instrument or missile.
(v. t.) To come in collision with; to strike against; as, a bullet struck him; the wave struck the boat amidships; the ship struck a reef.
(v. t.) To give, as a blow; to impel, as with a blow; to give a force to; to dash; to cast.
(v. t.) To stamp or impress with a stroke; to coin; as, to strike coin from metal: to strike dollars at the mint.
(v. t.) To thrust in; to cause to enter or penetrate; to set in the earth; as, a tree strikes its roots deep.
(v. t.) To punish; to afflict; to smite.
(v. t.) To cause to sound by one or more beats; to indicate or notify by audible strokes; as, the clock strikes twelve; the drums strike up a march.
(v. t.) To lower; to let or take down; to remove; as, to strike sail; to strike a flag or an ensign, as in token of surrender; to strike a yard or a topmast in a gale; to strike a tent; to strike the centering of an arch.
(v. t.) To make a sudden impression upon, as by a blow; to affect sensibly with some strong emotion; as, to strike the mind, with surprise; to strike one with wonder, alarm, dread, or horror.
(v. t.) To affect in some particular manner by a sudden impression or impulse; as, the plan proposed strikes me favorably; to strike one dead or blind.
(v. t.) To cause or produce by a stroke, or suddenly, as by a stroke; as, to strike a light.
(v. t.) To cause to ignite; as, to strike a match.
(v. t.) To make and ratify; as, to strike a bargain.
(v. t.) To take forcibly or fraudulently; as, to strike money.
(v. t.) To level, as a measure of grain, salt, or the like, by scraping off with a straight instrument what is above the level of the top.
(v. t.) To cut off, as a mortar joint, even with the face of the wall, or inward at a slight angle.
(v. t.) To hit upon, or light upon, suddenly; as, my eye struck a strange word; they soon struck the trail.
(v. t.) To borrow money of; to make a demand upon; as, he struck a friend for five dollars.
(v. t.) To lade into a cooler, as a liquor.
(v. t.) To stroke or pass lightly; to wave.
(v. t.) To advance; to cause to go forward; -- used only in past participle.
(v. i.) To move; to advance; to proceed; to take a course; as, to strike into the fields.
(v. i.) To deliver a quick blow or thrust; to give blows.
(v. i.) To hit; to collide; to dush; to clash; as, a hammer strikes against the bell of a clock.
(v. i.) To sound by percussion, with blows, or as with blows; to be struck; as, the clock strikes.
(v. i.) To make an attack; to aim a blow.
(v. i.) To touch; to act by appulse.
(v. i.) To run upon a rock or bank; to be stranded; as, the ship struck in the night.
(v. i.) To pass with a quick or strong effect; to dart; to penetrate.
(v. i.) To break forth; to commence suddenly; -- with into; as, to strike into reputation; to strike into a run.
(v. i.) To lower a flag, or colors, in token of respect, or to signify a surrender of a ship to an enemy.
(v. i.) To quit work in order to compel an increase, or prevent a reduction, of wages.
(v. i.) To become attached to something; -- said of the spat of oysters.
(v. i.) To steal money.
(n.) The act of striking.
(n.) An instrument with a straight edge for leveling a measure of grain, salt, and the like, scraping off what is above the level of the top; a strickle.
(n.) A bushel; four pecks.
(n.) An old measure of four bushels.
(n.) Fullness of measure; hence, excellence of quality.
(n.) An iron pale or standard in a gate or fence.
(n.) The act of quitting work; specifically, such an act by a body of workmen, done as a means of enforcing compliance with demands made on their employer.
(n.) A puddler's stirrer.
(n.) The horizontal direction of the outcropping edges of tilted rocks; or, the direction of a horizontal line supposed to be drawn on the surface of a tilted stratum. It is at right angles to the dip.
(n.) The extortion of money, or the attempt to extort money, by threat of injury; blackmailing.
(1) Arda Turan's deflected long-range strike puts Atlético back in control.
(2) Although the mean values for all hemodynamic variables between the two placebo periods were minimally changed, the differences in individual patients were striking.
(3) The amplitudes of the a-wave and the 01 decreased in dose-dependent manners, but their changes were less striking than those of the 01 latency.
(4) A striking feature of BEN is the familial occurrence of the disease.
(5) What is striking is the comprehensive and strategic approach they have.
(6) The most striking feature of some industrialized countries is a dramatic reduction of the prevalence of dental caries among school-aged children.
(7) Confirmation of the striking correlation between increased urinary ammonia and lowered neonatal ponderal index may afford a simple test for the identification of nutrient-related growth retardation.
(8) All aircraft exited the strike areas safely.” Earlier, residents living near the Mosul dam told the Associated Press the area was being targeted by air strikes.
(9) It’s not to punish the public, it’s to save the NHS and its people.” Another commenter added: “Of course they should strike.
(10) If you want to become a summit celebrity be sure to strike a pose whenever you see the ENB photographer approaching.
(11) I believe that what we need is a nonviolent national general strike of the kind that has been more common in Europe than here.
(12) Striking and consistent differences were found in the levels of acceptor activity in different tissues from both groups; these levels corresponded to their sensitivity to tumorigenesis by alkylating agents.
(13) "It will strike consumers as unfair that whilst the company is still trading, they are unable to use gift cards and vouchers," he said.
(14) The results show that in both viral DNAs cleavage occurs at the origin and at one additional site which shows striking sequence homology with the origin region.
(15) He campaigned for a no vote and won handsomely, backed by more than 61%, before performing a striking U-turn on Thursday night, re-tabling the same austerity terms he had campaigned to defeat and which the voters rejected.
(16) The most striking homology was to yeast SEC7 in the central domain of the gene (57% identical over 466 bp) and also the protein level (42% identical amino acids; 39% conserved amino acids).
(17) Figures from 228 organisations, of which 154 are acute hospital trusts, show that 2,077 inpatient procedures have been cancelled due to the two-day strike alongside 3,187 day case operations and procedures.
(18) Striking features were non-atherosclerotic stenosis with negative Sudan III, seen in the ICA less than 200 mu in diameter of almost all the hearts of stages II and III rabbits.
(19) The military is not being honest about the number of men on strike: most of us are refusing to eat.
(20) The most striking differences were observed on the factors: Psychopathic deviation, Mania, Schizophrenia greater than controls and social introversion lower than controls.