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blast (3) British English

Meaning: an exclamation expressing annoyance or anger

For example:

  • When it started to rain, Rosie said, "Blast! I just put the washing out to dry."

  • After Bob checked the damage to his car's tail-light, he said, "Blast it! It'll take me a couple of weeks to get a new one of these."

Variety: This slang is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

Barbara said "Blast!" when she realised she had
  1. won $50 on a horse race
  2. lost weight because of her diet
  3. lost her phone

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