flip out; shout, yell, scream, bellow, roar.
10. blow out extinguish, snuff out, smother, stifle, douse, quash.
11. blow over cease, end, conclude, finish, terminate, come to an end; pass, pass away, come to rest, subside, settle down; sink into oblivion, be forgotten, go out of one's head, be gone, be buried in the past.
12. blow up exaggerate, enlarge on, overstate, embroider, color, stretch, heighten; enlarge, magnify, expand, amplify, distend, inflate, balloon.
-n. 13. puff, breeze, zephyr, gust, flurry; wind, disturbance, turbulence, windstorm, storm, tempest, gale, blast; hurricane, tornado, whirlwind, cyclone, twister, squall, blizzard, northeaster; monsoon, simoom, sirocco.
14. sound, blast, blare; whine, wail, shriek; whistle, toot.
blowzy, adj. 1. ruddy, red-faced, red, florid, rubicund, sanguine; bloated, puffy, swollen, pletoric, turgid, tumid.
2. disheveled, tousled, frowzy, uncombed, messed, mussy; unkempt, bedraggled, untidy, slipshod, slovenly, sloppy, slatternly.
blubber, v. 1. cry, wail, whimper Inf. boohoo. See - bawl (def. 3).
-n. 2. cry, caterwauling, bawl. See - bawl (def. 5).
bludgeon, n. 1. club, cudgel, night-stick, Inf. billy,
Inf. billy club, Brit, truncheon; blackjack, SI. sap.
-v. 2. club, cudgel, strike, hit, SI. clout, beat, Inf. beat on; fell, knock down, beat up, beat senseless, Inf. clobber, SI. sap. See - beat (defs. 1, 7).
3. coerce, bully. See - hector (def. 3) and
beat (def. 8). blue, n. 1. sky, blue skies, empyrean, firmament, vault of heaven, azure deeps, Chiefly Literary, welkin; the air, the atmosphere.
2. out of the blue suddenly, unexpectedly, all of a sudden. See - suddenly (def. 1).
-adj. 3. sky-blue, baby-blue, powder-blue, deep-blue; azure, sapphire, cyan blue, aquamarine, turquoise, marine blue, ultramarine, lapis lazuli, navy, indigo.
4. depressed, despondent, morose, doleful, dispirited, unhappy, sad, downcast, glum; dismal, bleak, gloomy, depressing, dispiriting.
5. righteous, puritanical, moralistic, severe, strict, rigid, prudish.
6. Informal, indecent, risque, bawdy, obscene, Inf. dirty; vulgar, coarse, offensive, improper.
bluff1, adj. 1. frank, open, honest, candid, plain- spoken, outspoken; direct, plain, straightforward, downright; crude, rough, unvarnished, burly, blustering.
2. steep, sheer, abrupt, sudden, precipitous; perpendicular, vertical; acclivitous, ascending, rising; bold, towering.
-n. 3. cliff, palisade, scarp, ridge, escarpment; crag, peak; headland, promontory, foreland; wall, bank, slope, height, knoll.
bluff2, v. 1. mislead, delude, deceive, bamboozle, hoodwink, fake [s.o.] out, blind, pull the wool over [s.o.'s] eyes, throw dust in [s.o.'s] eyes; fool, trick, hoax, humbug, cozen, take in, put one over on, Brit. Inf. gammon.
2. pretend, feign, fake, sham, Inf. four-flush, Inf. bull; bluster, roister, puff, SI. blow hard, SI. talk big; brag, boast, hector, trumpet, bluster and bluff.
-n. 3. sham, fake, show, false show, mere show, Inf. bull, Inf. four-flushing; bravado, braggadocio, bluster, fanfaronade.
4. fake, fraud, humbug, Inf. phony, Inf. four-flusher; blusterer, bluffer, blatherskite, Sl. blowhard, Sl. windbag; braggart, boaster, gascon, fanfaron.