blow off


General English

  • phrasal verb to make something go away by blowing


  • (written as blow-off)
    A discharge outlet on a boiler to allow for expulsion of undesirable accumulations of sediment and/or for drainage.
  • (written as blow-off)
    In a sewer system, an outlet pipe for expelling sediment or water or for draining a low sewer.


  • verb to fart. A children’s term of the 1950s which was revived in the 1980s.
  • verb to reject, get rid of someone or something. A less common variant of blow out.
  • verb to absent oneself, avoid, waste time. The verb, popular in campus usage, can be employed transitively or intransitively.