There are 2 main translations of blow in Spanish

: blow1blow2


soplar, v.

Pronunciation /bloʊ//bləʊ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    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
      • Glass is blown or molded into many shapes for decorative items, and for beverage glasses and other eating and serving dishes.
      • The jug in Plate XI is blown cristallo glass infused with fragmented bits of gold leaf and submerged random streaks of amethyst glass.
      • In order to mold glass into a meaningful shape, the artisan must blow through a tube into molten glass.
      • Much of these vegetal forms were cast in iron or blown into glass moulds on an industrial scale.
      • Leaving the rainbow-coloured wonderland of hand blown glass, I am one more happy customer in search of my own white rabbit.
      • 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.
      • She has been blowing glass for 35 years, becoming one of America's finest living artists.
      • 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.
      • In the year that followed, however, the sculpture was wrecked three times by vandals who smashed out its specially blown coloured glass light tubes.
      • Note 1: There is a glass factory in Provence where you can watch the workers blow the molten glass straight from the furnace.

    • 2.2(clear)

      (egg) vaciar
      to blow one's nose sonarse la nariz
      • There are special kits and tools for blowing eggs that make the process easier and safer for children and adults alike.
      • They blew eggs from the shells then filled the shells with custard.
      • 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.
      • I love to blow eggs with kids!


    • 2.3(play)

      (note) tocar
      (signal) dar
      the referee blew the whistle el árbitro tocó / hizo sonar el silbato / pito
      • to blow one's own trumpet / horn echarse / tirarse flores
      • he doesn't need anyone else to blow his trumpet for him no tiene abuela / se le ha muerto la abuela

  • 3

    • 3.1(smash)

      (safe/bridge) volar
      (bridge/safe) hacer saltar
      the car was blown to pieces el coche voló en pedazos
      • 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 sky high / out of the water
      • this blows his theory sky high esto echa por tierra su teoría
      • if this goes off, we'll be blown sky high como explote, saltamos por los aires
      • to blow sth wide open poner algo al descubierto
      • I mean more than smashed; looks like an explosion blew it apart, but there's no scorch marks or any evidence of explosives.
      • I was at the door onto the balcony and I heard a big explosion which blew me back into the room.
      • Everyone assumed that the force of the explosion had blown their clothes off.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • I'll have you know young man that I was barely able to get away before your infernal machine blew everything sky high.
      • And it also has some really awesome sequences of robots getting blown apart by flying arrows.
      • Gold-bearing rock is blown apart by high explosives and small groups of miners then move in to drill at the face.
      • The explosion blew him back against a tree, but he was satisfied his plan had worked.
      • The outside door to the flats, two floors below the explosion, was blown off its hinges.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • The ensuing huge explosion blew the Hood apart and she sank in a matter of minutes.
      • The first time, it blew us apart violently, and Sasaki was injured further.
      • Fire engulfed the ships, and explosions from ammunition blew the ships apart.
      • 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.
      • This section looked quite unlike the other three, and might have been blown apart by explosives to keep it below reef height.
      • 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.

    • 3.2(burn out)

      (fuse) fundir
      (fuse) hacer saltar
      (fuse) quemar
      • A shower of sparks and the sound of electrical circuits blowing was her only reward.
      • I called the electricity board but once the lights went out I knew the circuit had blown itself out and the area was safe.
      • The strike shorted all the electrics and blew all the fuses.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Most of Simon Fraser University's main campus was thrown into darkness when a high voltage electric cable blew last Friday.
      • About a year before I bought the car, it had blown out the same spark plug, and the damage had been repaired.
      • 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.
      • 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
      to blow one's top / stack / lid (get angry) explotar informal
      • I crossed the road to Grand Central Station at 3pm, not 5pm, when the steam pipe blew.
      • If a $4 cylinder head gasket blows, it costs the customer $1,000 in engine repairs.
      • 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.
      • At 32000 miles my engine blew.
      • My car engine blew after service who is at fault?

  • 4

    • 4.1(squander)

      (money) despilfarrar
      (money) tirar
      to blow sth on sth
      • he'd blown the money on a cruise se había patinado la plata en un crucero
      • 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 feel like I just blow my money and it means nothing.
      • I wonder how much funding was blown commissioning that research?
      • 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.
      • 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.

    • 4.2(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 regué en el oral
      • 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 and his club will get their opportunity to blow some more hot air in defence of the charges on March 24.
      • Our big opportunity had been blown by a bunch of tight-lipped, upright folks who wanted to mind their own business.
      • Please don't blow such a great opportunity for our region in the Lismore Herb Festival.
      • 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.
      • He had three blown saves in seven chances after blowing three in 42 opportunities last season.
      • He blows another great scoring opportunity, with his touch and nerve deserting him as soon as the Milan goal hoves into view.

  • 5USdated, slang

    largarse de informal
  • 6past pblowed

    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!
  • 7USvulgar slang

    (perform fellatio)
    chupar vulgar slang
    mamar vulgar slang

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (wind) soplar
    to blow hot and cold dar una de cal y otra de arena
  • 2

    (person) soplar
    blow hard into the bag sopla fuerte en la bolsa
    • she came up the stairs, puffing and blowing subió las escaleras bufando y resoplando
  • 3

    (whale) bufar
  • 4

    (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
  • 5

    (produce sound)
    (bugle/foghorn/whistle) sonar
    the whistle blew for half-time el silbato sonó anunciando el final del primer tiempo
  • 6

    (burn out)
    (fuse) fundirse
    (fuse) saltar
    (fuse) quemarse
  • 7

    (gasket) reventarse
  • 8USdated, slang

    (leave, go)
    largarse informal


  • 1

    soplo masculine
    soplido masculine
    to give one's nose a blow sonarse la nariz
  • 2

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

There are 2 main translations of blow in Spanish

: blow1blow2


golpe, n.

Pronunciation /bloʊ//bləʊ/


  • 1

    golpe masculine
    a blow with a hammer un martillazo
    • to come to blows llegar a las manos
    • at a (single) / one blow de un golpe
    • to strike a blow for sth romper una lanza en favor de algo
    • For example, the close range shield features quick, multiple hits, while the long-range weapon focuses in on powerful blows.
    • Suddenly, his opponent block one of his blows and punched out hard.
    • The car had only delivered a glancing blow, bruising only his hip as he turned away from the loud squealing tires.
    • In the first round he hit Regan with a hard blow to the ribs.
    • 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.
    • What causes you to see stars after a hard blow to the head?
    • A stone smashed through an offside window of the vehicle, causing a glancing blow to a passenger.
    • He did manage to hit a tree a glancing blow on one jaunt, but had the car repaired before his father returned.
    • The initial blow is hard, so it is unsurprising that it hurts.
    • 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.
    • Tom groaned incoherently, having still not recovered from the powerful blow that he'd received.
    • It had a hard red shell that protected it from powerful blows.
    • It swerved, but gave the first coach a glancing blow and ended up in the field.
    • The police asked me if the child had fallen or received a hard blow to the injured area of her head.
    • 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.
    • Malcolm pulled back his arm and rammed a powerful blow into Donald knocking him to the sand.
    • He then takes another swinging punch at Josh but only lands a glancing blow.
    • He was struck once in the left shoulder, merely a glancing blow.
    • So, a glancing blow like that can actually really be worse.
  • 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 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.
    • He was dealt a disappointing blow here yesterday when the group failed to justify hefty support.
    • 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.
    • This disappointment was a real blow for me - I'm usually a sucker for movies about seniors bonding with other species.
    • To the vendors, this is a disappointment, but not too severe a blow.
    • David was struck with a blow of shock and horror once more.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • I'm not too deeply saddened by the news but it did come as a sudden blow to the vitals.
    • Exhausted by these efforts, he was then dealt a terrible blow by the sudden death in May of his beloved elder sister Fanny.
    • The assassins struck the most important person from the Council and thereby dealt them a severe blow.
    • When Durkin left the field with an ankle injury Sligo's hopes were dealt a severe blow.
    • 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.
    • The punitive actions include economic sanctions, which are certain to deal a severe blow to the North, which desperately needs global aid.
    • But families and representatives of City Hall union said after the meeting the decision was a blow and disappointment.
    • His hopes of springing a surprise were dealt a severe blow before the break when the Captain was forced to retire due to concussion.
    • The decline in status that colonial life entailed must have dealt a severe blow to their aspirations.
    • That comfortable illusion was dealt a severe blow by the Equitable saga.
    • However, the strike has dealt a severe blow to his dreams of becoming the number-one grocery retailer.