(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. knock, stroke, hit; disappointment; blast, wind, breeze, gale. See impulse, surprise. —v. brag; gasp, pant, puff; sound; storm, breeze, whiff, waft; slang, miss, squander. See failure, waste.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A heavy physical stroke]
Syn. hit, strike, punch, buffet, swing, bump, wallop, rap, bang, whack, thwack, cuff, box, uppercut, dint, knock, clout, slam, bruise, swipe, thump, kick, stroke, buck, rabbit punch, jab, gouge, lunge, thrust, swat, poke, prod, slap, smack, the old one-two*, bat*, sock*, clip*, belt*, slug*, cut*, bop*, bonk*, whop*, bash*, biff*, lick*, crack*, haymaker*, roundhouse*, a knuckle sandwich*, kayo* or K.O*.
2. [A catastrophe]
Syn. setback, calamity, tragedy, shock; see disaster , surprise 2 .
3. [A heavy wind]
Syn. blast, gale, typhoon, hurricane; see wind 1 .
1. [To send forth air rapidly]
Syn. puff, blast, pant, exhale, fan, whiff, whisk, whisper, puff away, huff, waft, breathe, whistle, bluster.
2. [To move rapidly; said of air ]
Syn. rush, whirl, stream, storm; see flow 1 .
3. [To carry on the wind]
Syn. waft, flutter, bear, whisk, drive, fling, whirl, flap, flip, wave, buffet, sweep.
4. [To play a wind instrument]
Syn. pipe, toot, mouth; see play 3 .
5. [To sound when blown]
Syn. trumpet, vibrate, blare, honk; see sound 1 .
6. [To give form by inflation]
Syn. inflate, swell, puff up, pump up; see fill 1 .
7. [*To leave suddenly]
Syn. go, depart, leave town; see leave 1 .
8. [*To boast]
Syn. brag, swagger, bluster; see boast 1 .
9. [*To fail]
Syn. miss, flounder, miscarry; see fail 1 .
10. [*To spend]
Syn. lay out, pay out, waste, squander; see spend 1 , waste 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. wind gale, tempest, blast, gust, squall, whirlwind.
2. hit punch, smack, slug, shot, bash, knock, rap, swat, slap, jolt, clout.
3. misfortune reversal, shock, tragedy, upset, calamity, catastrophe.
ANT.: 2. caress. 3. blessing
1. move air bluster, puff, gust, squall, huff, whiffle, rush, swirl, flow, waft, exhale, breathe.
2. sound toot, trumpet, pipe, honk, whistle.
3. fail *choke, lose, miss, *goof, *screw up, muff, bungle.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A natural movement or current of air: air, blast, breeze, gust, wind1, zephyr. Archaic: gale. See BREATH. 2. Informal. An act of boasting: boast, brag, braggadocio, fanfaronade, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. See PRAISE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To be in a state of motion, as air: puff, winnow. See BREATH. 2. To breathe hard: gasp, huff, pant, puff. See BREATH. 3. To come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure. Also used with out: burst, explode, pop1. Slang: bust. See EXPLOSION. 4. To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise. Also used with up: blast, burst, detonate, explode, fire, fulminate, go off, touch off. See EXPLOSION. 5. Informal. To talk with excessive pride: boast, brag, crow, gasconade, rodomontade, vaunt. See PRAISE. 6. Slang. To move or proceed away from a place: depart, exit, get away, get off, go, go away, leave1, pull out, quit, retire, run (along), withdraw. Informal: cut out, push off, shove off. Slang: split, take off. Idioms: hit the road, take leave. See APPROACH. 7. Slang. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly: consume, dissipate, fool away, fritter away, riot away, squander, throw away, trifle away, waste. See SAVE. 8. Slang. To pay for the food, drink, or entertainment of (another): treat. Informal: set up, stand. Idiom: stand treat. See PAY. 9. Slang. To harm irreparably through inept handling; make a mess: ball up, blunder, boggle, botch, bungle, foul up, fumble, gum up, mess up, mishandle, mismanage, muddle, muff, spoil. Informal: bollix up, muck up. Slang: goof up, louse up, screw up, snafu. Idiom: make a muck of. See CORRECT, HELP.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A sudden sharp, powerful stroke: bang, clout, crack, hit, lick, pound, slug3, sock, swat, thwack, welt, whack, wham, whop. Informal: bash, biff, bop, clip1, wallop. Slang: belt, conk, paste. See ATTACK, STRIKE. 2. Something that jars the mind or emotions: jolt, shock1. Psychiatry: trauma. See STRIKE.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To bear flowers: bloom1, blossom, burgeon, effloresce, flower. See BETTER, RICH.

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