blast collocations and examples

 UK /blɑːst/

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1

an explosion


Adjectives frequently used with blast
cause of blast: atomic, explosive, nuclearpowerful: deadly, huge, powerfulThe group has claimed responsibility for the deadly blast.
Nouns frequently used before blast
bomb, shotgunIf the man had not ducked, he would have been hit by the shotgun blast.
Verbs frequently used with blast
not be destroyed in a blast: survive, withstandThe walls were designed to withstand bomb blasts.cause: causeIt is not known what caused the second blast.
Verbs that frequently follow blast
damage something, destroy something, hit something, injure somebody, kill somebody, occur, rock something, shake something, strike somethingThe blasts have reportedly killed at least 25 people.
Nouns + of frequently used before blast
effect, forceThe newsagents’ metal shutters blew off with the force of the blast.
2

a strong current or wave of air, wind, heat etc


Adjectives frequently used with blast
short: quick, shortA quick blast with your hair dryer will dry it.strong: fierceThe weather lived up to the forecast, with fierce blasts of wind and hard cold rain.cold: cold, icyThe wind greeted my arrival on the high ridge with an icy blast.
Nouns frequently used after blast of
air, breath, heat, wind, winterA few seconds later there was a terrific explosion and a blast of hot air.
3

a sudden short loud sound


Adjectives frequently used with blast
short: shortThree short blasts on the siren signalled danger.long: long, prolongedThe signal will be a prolonged blast on the klaxon.loud: deafening, loud, shrillHoward gave three loud blasts on his whistle to let us know he was safe.
Nouns frequently used before blast
horn, trumpetIts call resembles a trumpet blast.
Verbs frequently used with blast
blow, deliver, give, soundHe grabbed the horn and blew a blast.
Nouns frequently used after blast on
horn, klaxon, siren, trumpet, whistleThey gave a blast on their horns as they passed.
 
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