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blow out

Meaning: If a flame blows out, it goes out because someone blows on it or because of the wind.

For example:

  • blow out sth Make a wish, and then take a big breath and blow out all the candles on your birthday cake.

  • blow sth out Make sure you don't let the wind blow the lamp out.

Nouns often used as objects with
blow out: candle, flame, match, lamp, lantern, pilot light

Quick Quiz:

The flame in my lantern was blown out by
  1. a gust of wind
  2. a crack of thunder
  3. a flash of lightning

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