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BLOW OUT OF THE WATER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does blow out of the water mean? 

BLOW OUT OF THE WATER (verb)
  The verb BLOW OUT OF THE WATER has 1 sense:

1. surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

  Familiarity information: BLOW OUT OF THE WATER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BLOW OUT OF THE WATER (verb)


Sense 1blow out of the water [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Surprise greatly; knock someone's socks off

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

ball over; blow out of the water; floor; shock; take aback; stun

Context example:

I was floored when I heard that I was promoted

Hypernyms (to "blow out of the water" is one way to...):

surprise (cause to be surprised)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "blow out of the water"):

galvanise; galvanize; startle (to stimulate to action)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence examples:

The bad news will blow out of the water him
The good news will blow out of the water her


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