There are 2 main translations of blow in Spanish

: blow1blow2

blow1

soplar, v.

Pronunciation /bloʊ//bləʊ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (propel)
    soplar
    she blew the ash onto the floor sopló y echó la ceniza al suelo
    • stop blowing smoke into my face! ¡no me eches el humo a la cara!
    • a gust blew the door shut una ráfaga de viento cerró la puerta de golpe
    • the helicopter blew a cloud of dust into the air el helicóptero levantó una nube de polvo
    • to blow sth away/off/along
    • all trace of their camp had been blown away by the wind el viento no había dejado ni rastro del campamento
    • her hat was blown off se le voló el sombrero
    • they let the wind blow them along se dejaron llevar por el viento
    • the wind blew the roof off the kiosk el viento le arrancó el techo al quiosco
    • the plane was blown off course el viento sacó el avión de su curso
    • look what the wind's blown in! ¡mira quién ha aparecido!
  • 2

    • 2.1(make by blowing)

      (glass) soplar
      to blow bubbles hacer pompas de jabón
      • It was the Romans who first utilized the technique of blowing glass on a widespread scale and they perfected other facets of glass technology to a high degree.
      • In order to mold glass into a meaningful shape, the artisan must blow through a tube into molten glass.
      • Note 1: There is a glass factory in Provence where you can watch the workers blow the molten glass straight from the furnace.
      • When molten, glass may be blown up like a balloon, bent, moulded, stretched, and stuck onto other pieces of glass.
      • Then we had a go at making our own rather less exquisite glassware, blowing down long tubes into molten glass until we nearly passed out.
      • Much of these vegetal forms were cast in iron or blown into glass moulds on an industrial scale.
      • In the year that followed, however, the sculpture was wrecked three times by vandals who smashed out its specially blown coloured glass light tubes.
      • Glass is blown or molded into many shapes for decorative items, and for beverage glasses and other eating and serving dishes.
      • She has been blowing glass for 35 years, becoming one of America's finest living artists.
      • The jug in Plate XI is blown cristallo glass infused with fragmented bits of gold leaf and submerged random streaks of amethyst glass.
      • Leaving the rainbow-coloured wonderland of hand blown glass, I am one more happy customer in search of my own white rabbit.

    • 2.2(clear)

      (egg) (soplando) vaciar
      • They blew eggs from the shells then filled the shells with custard.
      • I love to blow eggs with kids!
      • We have been professionally blowing eggs for crafters for over 10 years.
      • Since I was a kid we used to blow eggs and then dye them.
      • There are special kits and tools for blowing eggs that make the process easier and safer for children and adults alike.

    • 2.3(play)

      (note) tocar
      (signal) dar
      the referee blew the whistle el árbitro tocó / hizo sonar el silbato / pito

  • 3

    • 3.1(smash)

      (safe/bridge) volar
      (bridge/safe) hacer saltar
      to blow a hole in sth hacer un agujero en algo
      • to blow sb's head off volarle la tapa de los sesos a algn
      • to blow sth wide open poner algo al descubierto
      • Earlier that day a flying bomb had blown out the windows and destroyed the roof of the school hall in London where he was due to sit them.
      • Everyone assumed that the force of the explosion had blown their clothes off.
      • A police spokesman confirmed that the woman's boot had been blown off by a firework and that she had suffered burns to her foot.
      • I mean more than smashed; looks like an explosion blew it apart, but there's no scorch marks or any evidence of explosives.
      • All of a sudden, the wall behind Sean was blown apart, sending him flying away.
      • The late-night explosion blew debris on to a busy avenue, collapsing floors and starting a fire that burned for two hours.
      • Gold-bearing rock is blown apart by high explosives and small groups of miners then move in to drill at the face.
      • I was at the door onto the balcony and I heard a big explosion which blew me back into the room.
      • The bomb blew a five metre-wide crater into the middle of the road, which police have cordoned off.
      • The blast from the bomb had blown out all the windows but my mother had pulled the covers over us.
      • The outside door to the flats, two floors below the explosion, was blown off its hinges.
      • Fire engulfed the ships, and explosions from ammunition blew the ships apart.
      • After just a few minutes the hatch burst open in an explosion of yellow and orange light as the bombs blew the locking mechanisms to tiny pieces.
      • I'll have you know young man that I was barely able to get away before your infernal machine blew everything sky high.
      • The ensuing huge explosion blew the Hood apart and she sank in a matter of minutes.
      • The explosion blew him back against a tree, but he was satisfied his plan had worked.
      • This section looked quite unlike the other three, and might have been blown apart by explosives to keep it below reef height.
      • And it also has some really awesome sequences of robots getting blown apart by flying arrows.
      • The first time, it blew us apart violently, and Sasaki was injured further.
      • He tells his audiences that the explosion blew him about 30 yards from where he was standing, and likens the impact to being hit by a truck.

    • 3.2(burn out)

      (fuse) fundir
      (fuse) hacer saltar
      (fuse) quemar
      • About a year before I bought the car, it had blown out the same spark plug, and the damage had been repaired.
      • Many ideas, like one from the guy who wanted to use an electric fan to blow against a windmill and generate power, are well intentioned but downright silly.
      • A shower of sparks and the sound of electrical circuits blowing was her only reward.
      • Most of Simon Fraser University's main campus was thrown into darkness when a high voltage electric cable blew last Friday.
      • People are here to have fun and if the fun meter had been turned on during that week in Colorado, it would have blown a 1,000-amp fuse.
      • I called the electricity board but once the lights went out I knew the circuit had blown itself out and the area was safe.
      • I don't actually recommend doing this, because it may well be overloading the header and blowing one of those is a great way to ruin your afternoon and maybe your motherboard.
      • The strike shorted all the electrics and blew all the fuses.
      • It looks like when the shield generator overloaded and blew, its capacitors dumped a massive amount of energy into the ship's main power bus.

    • 3.3(burst)

      (gasket) reventar
      • At 32000 miles my engine blew.
      • I crossed the road to Grand Central Station at 3pm, not 5pm, when the steam pipe blew.
      • I get a call from Building management at around 6:30pm last night and they tell me that a pipe blew and my locker downstairs was being flooded.
      • If a $4 cylinder head gasket blows, it costs the customer $1,000 in engine repairs.
      • My car engine blew after service who is at fault?

  • 4

    • 4.1informal (squander)

      (money) despilfarrar
      (money) tirar
      to blow sth on sth
      • he'd blown the money on a cruise había despilfarrado el dinero en un crucero
      • I feel like I just blow my money and it means nothing.
      • It’s OK to spend some of it on yourself, but don’t blow it all on a boat or a trip that you really can’t afford.
      • I’ve always been the sensible one, the one who didn’t have to live on bread and water because I blew my paycheck on a pair of shoes.
      • As I said in my Budget speech, normally these Governments get accused of blowing the Budget and spending.
      • Either way I've still got no reason to blow my cash on that overly expensive paper weight.
      • I wonder how much funding was blown commissioning that research?

    • 4.2informal (spoil)

      they were getting on well, but he blew it by starting to … se estaban llevando bien, pero él lo echó todo a perder cuando empezó a …
      • I blew the oral test la pifié en el oral
      • You'll feel like you're on a romantic first date and there's no way you're going to blow this one by exposing yourself as a cheapskate.
      • Our big opportunity had been blown by a bunch of tight-lipped, upright folks who wanted to mind their own business.
      • He blows another great scoring opportunity, with his touch and nerve deserting him as soon as the Milan goal hoves into view.
      • I spent the remainder of the night staring at the ceiling, trying to figure out how I could have blown such a perfect opportunity.
      • He had three blown saves in seven chances after blowing three in 42 opportunities last season.
      • Please don't blow such a great opportunity for our region in the Lismore Herb Festival.
      • He and his club will get their opportunity to blow some more hot air in defence of the charges on March 24.

  • 5US dated, slang

    (leave)
    largarse de informal
  • 6past participle blowed
    British informal

    (curse)
    blow me if she didn't make the same mistake! ¿y no va y se equivoca otra vez?
    • blow this! let's take a cab! ¡al diablo con esto! tomemos un taxi
    • oh, blow your principles! ¡mira, guárdate tus principios!
    • I'll be blowed if I'll apologize! ¡ya pueden esperar sentados a que pida perdón!
  • 7US vulgar slang

    (perform fellatio)
    chupar vulgar slang
    mamar vulgar slang

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1

      (wind) soplar
      • She wrapped her arms around her as a gust of wind blew by raising Beta's hair up into the air and rustling through the dark foliage of the hedge behind us.
      • An unexpected cold gust of wind blew into the room and I looked up to note a small gap in the wall of stone blocks.
      • What was then just a cloud on the horizon is now a full-force storm with gale winds blowing.
      • A cool gust of wind blew, pushing Freya's hair from her face, and rippling sheets of grass.
      • It was mid autumn and the leaves were already starting to swirl around me as a harsher wind blew, creating almost a curtain of color each time the breeze came.
      • Thankfully, no steady breeze was blowing, so no wind chill was created.
      • When strong wind blows to create waves and ripples, when it rains hard or when sheets of snow land on the lake-surface.
      • Changes in weather patterns can create high-level winds blowing opposite to those near the ocean.
      • There's a slight ocean breeze blowing to the west creating a headwind, but at least take off will be easier.
      • A freezing gust of wind blew into Iris' face making her shiver slightly.
      • A cool gust of wind blew through the canyon, dispersing the bad smell.
      • The soft gale winds blowing from the bay provided Eva with a slight chill and she did up her black button coat.
      • Her thoughts were interrupted by a small gust of wind blowing across her face.
      • The wind was blowing and it created a nice warm, breeze.
      • The only potential problem was the gusts of winds blowing across the carriageway.
      • There was a pause between them as a gust of wind blew by.
      • This creates winds that generally blow from the southwest during the summer monsoon and from the northeast from October to April.
      • Another breeze of wind blew past them, unusually cold for this time of the year.
      • He closed his eyes and a gust of wind blew upward drying him.
      • Around midnight, the wind began blowing and woke me up.

    • 1.2

      (person) soplar
      blow hard into the bag sopla fuerte en la bolsa
      • Bill is puffing and blowing, but there is a look of ineffable peace and growing content on his rose-pink features.
      • Falkon shot into Avaria, panting and blowing like a horse.
      • Taylor wasn't the only Scottish forward puffing and blowing towards the end of the game, and when it came to tempo there was only one team dictating it.
      • He blew as hard as he could and both of the sentries woke up in alarm and climbed out of their tents.
      • Just than I got a chill down my back and my neck, it felt like someone had blown on my neck to scare me.
      • She then looked up at her friend while she gently blew on the candle.
      • Both were blowing hard as assistant coach, aged 42 and retired from competitive football for 10 years, beat them to the line.
      • Bring her face into close proximity with his lips; she gently blew on the cut.
      • The logs ignited with a simple glimmer, and he gently blew on the ember to make it flare to life.
      • Chloe blew on the paper to make the ink dry and then folded it so it was really small and put it in a beige envelope that was longer then it was wide.
      • He blows harder and harder, everybody laughs in anticipation, and the balloon busts with a big bang right in his face.
      • She lightly blew on it, blowing away the hot air.
      • He watched her as she softly blew on the wound and it took a lot of him not to lean forward and kiss her.
      • He was keeled over, blowing hard, his hands braced on his knees, sweat dripping off his nose.
      • She gently blew on the wound, trying to make it stop burning, but the gesture wasn't helping any.
      • Jake is adamant and placing his hands around the machine, he blows as hard as possible down the tube.
      • Sara blew fiercely, her breath growing short as she struggled to remove the last few seedlings.
      • Angie blew hard on the glass, clearing the picture so that it was easier to see.
      • Josh blew on the canteen of hot tea he'd smuggled from his home into the Café and sighed as the steam began to warm his frozen fingers.
      • Ketheral waited until they rose, breathing and blowing heavily - one of them cursing breathlessly.
      • She brought the instrument to her lips and blew as hard as she could, sending a shrill cry into the air.
      • The only sound was coming from Drake, his breath blowing hard from his lungs with every push up.
      • I blew hard on my gloved hands and rubbed them together as I sat down on the bench next to him.
      • It was superfluously hot, so I just blew on it and waited for it to cool down.
      • The harder you blow or the smaller the hole, the shriller the whistle.
      • They reached the border of the camp in five minutes, every puppy panting and blowing, and Teera gazing calmly at the range of tents.
      • He then blew on it lightly to give it the appearance of life.
      • The hounds are blowing hard and dripping with sweat, but they are utterly delighted with themselves.
      • Don't blow too hard in her ear: Admit it, some kid at school told you girls love this.

    • 1.3

      (whale) bufar
      • Biologists can hear blue whales blow at the surface from several miles away, often before they can see them.
      • A little further south, in Cunningham Islet, a pod of Beluga whales blow and laze on the surface of the sea.
      • If you are downwind when the whales blow, there is no mistaking the content of their gargantuan diet.
      • We also witnessed humpback whales blowing and diving, breaching and slapping their fins and flukes.
      • When they blow, their melon and beak tend to jut above the water surface.
      • I would leave early in the morning when the water was very calm in the lee of Maui, just go out look for whales surfacing and blowing.

  • 2

    (be driven by wind)
    litter was blowing everywhere había basura volando por todas partes
    • sand had blown in under the door con el viento se había colado arena por debajo de la puerta
    • his hat blew off se le voló el sombrero
    • the door blew open/shut la puerta se abrió/se cerró con el viento
  • 3

    (produce sound)
    (whistle/bugle/foghorn) sonar
    the whistle blew for half-time el silbato sonó anunciando el final del primer tiempo
    • Whistles blew, cars honked, sirens sounded - noises typical of any urban environment.
    • A computer generated voice comes to life as klaxons sound and whistles blow.
    • Like those two characters, who are friends off-duty but become antagonists when the workday whistle blows, until they punch out at the end of the day.
    • The ball was kicked out and the final whistle blew.
    • Whistles blown, air horns sounding, as we swept past the most fashionable addresses in London.
    • When the whistle blew for half time the antagonists bowed to each other and went off to drink in the same pub (admittedly in separate bars).
    • Even long after the final whistle had blown, Cooper was still being congratulated by his City team-mates as he went to join his friend's birthday celebrations.
    • Watch in amazement as the final free is taken in the All Ireland Hurling Final and the final whistle blows immediately afterwards.
    • Long after the final whistle had blown at their semi-final, the sound of drums beating and fans chanting could be heard outside the stadium.
    • It was quiet from midnight to 6 a.m., but then it was like in the cartoons when the factory whistle blows, they just started crashing.
    • In its early history, music was the serious concern of voices, or instruments blown or bowed.
    • The pulse of the drums rose to a new peak, the conch shells blew; then suddenly something very strange happened.
    • This was an odd game of rugby in which the home side led from the first minute until the last but never looked safe until the final whistle had blown.
    • It had been 40 years since the company closed the railway, but now there was again an echo in the wilderness, as the whistle blew once more.
    • Seconds later the final whistle blew and it was all over.
    • Passengers saying goodbye to loved ones, the hiss and woosh of the trains, whistles blowing and luggage everywhere.
    • Kevin admitted to being choked with pride when the final whistle blew and TV viewers across the world saw the Ireland manager punching the air with joy.
    • There was an intriguing cameo as the half-time whistle blew.
    • There were great scenes of excitement when the final whistle blew with the Mercy obviously very relieved to have won this game having made the long trek north.
    • As the final whistle blew, the crowd erupted in jubilation.
  • 4

    • 4.1(burn out)

      (fuse) fundirse
      (fuse) saltar
      (fuse) quemarse

    • 4.2(burst)

      (gasket) reventarse

  • 5US dated, slang

    (leave, go)
    largarse informal
    • The duo plan to blow town the next morning, but until then, they have to pretend as if nothing's changed.
    • Board up, pack up, and blow town before the traffic chokes.
    • It's only a matter of time before these guys blow, so see them while you still can.
    • He blew town but later turned himself in to police in Muskegon.
    • Boy, when guys blow on this climb, they are gone in a hurry!

noun

  • 1

    (action)
    soplo masculine
    soplido masculine
    to give one's nose a blow sonarse la nariz
    • If you've been shooting, bullet casting, or otherwise exposed to airborne lead, after washing your hands, give your nose a good blow.
    • They say - they argue that a nose blow was an all-stop signal.
    • It was a very exciting game from the first blow of the whistle.
    • As the ball fell loose, who else but Darren was on hand to fire into the top corner from 15 yards, before bringing the game to an end with a blow of his whistle.
    • From the first blow of the whistle we were unsure as to who would take control of ball when McDonald put the first score on the board.
    • An agitating game that left the hearts of many fans racing from the blow of the whistle was indeed the game of the day.
    • I heard shouting from the other end, then the blow of a whistle.
    • Ferik's free hands flew into action, one grabbing his hair and wrenching his face back to hers, the other giving him a fearsome blow to his nose.
    • The coach screamed, followed by a blow of the whistle.
    • Put a few drops in each nostril and sniff gently, then give your nose a good blow to get rid of the mucus.
    • Go ahead and give your nose a blow or two.
  • 2

    (gale)
    vendaval masculine
    to go for a blow salir a tomar (el) aire / el fresco

There are 2 main translations of blow in Spanish

: blow1blow2

blow2

golpe, n.

Pronunciation /bloʊ//bləʊ/

noun

  • 1

    (stroke)
    golpe masculine
    a blow with a hammer un golpe con un martillo
    • The initial blow is hard, so it is unsurprising that it hurts.
    • He was struck once in the left shoulder, merely a glancing blow.
    • He did manage to hit a tree a glancing blow on one jaunt, but had the car repaired before his father returned.
    • In the first round he hit Regan with a hard blow to the ribs.
    • So, a glancing blow like that can actually really be worse.
    • Malcolm pulled back his arm and rammed a powerful blow into Donald knocking him to the sand.
    • It swerved, but gave the first coach a glancing blow and ended up in the field.
    • For example, the close range shield features quick, multiple hits, while the long-range weapon focuses in on powerful blows.
    • The car had only delivered a glancing blow, bruising only his hip as he turned away from the loud squealing tires.
    • A stone smashed through an offside window of the vehicle, causing a glancing blow to a passenger.
    • If the medical evidence is correct he is unlikely to have fallen down as a result of the stroke itself and I accept a glancing blow to the head would not necessarily knock him over.
    • Knocking the man to his knees with blow to his head, Carl struck out a second time, using the gun handle again to incapacitate the last of his would be assailants with a hard blow to his skull.
    • The police asked me if the child had fallen or received a hard blow to the injured area of her head.
    • Tom groaned incoherently, having still not recovered from the powerful blow that he'd received.
    • He tried to make some noises but received a hard blow to the back, which caused him to stop his useless attempts at speech.
    • Again she circled and again it struck, this time a glancing blow to her flank.
    • Suddenly, his opponent block one of his blows and punched out hard.
    • It had a hard red shell that protected it from powerful blows.
    • He then takes another swinging punch at Josh but only lands a glancing blow.
    • What causes you to see stars after a hard blow to the head?
  • 2

    (shock, setback)
    golpe masculine
    blow to sb golpe para algn
    • the news of his death came as a blow to us all la noticia de su muerte fue un duro golpe / un gran disgusto para todos nosotros
    • The so-called reforms have dealt a severe blow to the living standards of tens of millions of workers, small businessmen and farmers, the urban and rural poor.
    • The decline in status that colonial life entailed must have dealt a severe blow to their aspirations.
    • Those of us who seek to show that the extremists are the exception, not the rule, and that mainstream practitioners pose no threat to democracy, have been dealt a severe blow.
    • That comfortable illusion was dealt a severe blow by the Equitable saga.
    • His hopes of springing a surprise were dealt a severe blow before the break when the Captain was forced to retire due to concussion.
    • I'm not too deeply saddened by the news but it did come as a sudden blow to the vitals.
    • When Durkin left the field with an ankle injury Sligo's hopes were dealt a severe blow.
    • But families and representatives of City Hall union said after the meeting the decision was a blow and disappointment.
    • Given the increasingly run-down nature of these command economies, the oil price shocks dealt a crucial blow to regimes running an already bankrupt economic system.
    • Coming on top of two decades of civil war, the tidal waves dealt a severe blow to the health sector along the coastal Ampara district.
    • David was struck with a blow of shock and horror once more.
    • The sport of cricket thrives on the competition of international teams and will no doubt be dealt a severe blow if the anticipated hostilities go on for any real length of time.
    • This disappointment was a real blow for me - I'm usually a sucker for movies about seniors bonding with other species.
    • Exhausted by these efforts, he was then dealt a terrible blow by the sudden death in May of his beloved elder sister Fanny.
    • However, the strike has dealt a severe blow to his dreams of becoming the number-one grocery retailer.
    • The man, who was dealt a severe blow on the farming front last weekend when he lost his entire herd of healthy livestock to foot and mouth, bids to bounce back at Aintree tomorrow.
    • To the vendors, this is a disappointment, but not too severe a blow.
    • He was dealt a disappointing blow here yesterday when the group failed to justify hefty support.
    • The assassins struck the most important person from the Council and thereby dealt them a severe blow.
    • The punitive actions include economic sanctions, which are certain to deal a severe blow to the North, which desperately needs global aid.