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Phrasal Verbs

blow out

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. a gust of wind

b. a crack of thunder

c. a flash of lightning

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