AskDefine | Define blowout

Dictionary Definition



1 an easy victory [syn: runaway, romp, laugher, shoo-in, walkaway]
2 a sudden malfunction of a part or apparatus; "the right front tire had a blowout"; "as a result of the blowout we lost all the lights"
3 a gay festivity [syn: gala, gala affair, jamboree]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a sudden puncturing of a pneumatic tyre / tire
  2. a sudden release of oil and gas from a well
  3. a social function, especially one with large quantities of food
  4. (sports slang) A sporting contest that is decidedly one-sided and whose outcome is no longer in doubt. Often occurs when one team is superior to the other.
    The game between the two teams was nothing but a blowout.
  5. (Australia) an extreme and unexpected increase in costs, such as in government estimates for a project.

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Extensive Definition

Blowout or Blow Out may refer to:
blowout in German: Blowout

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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