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Meaning of BLOW OUT

Pronunciation:  blowawt

 
Matching Terms:  blow out of the water

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 Definition: 

(Probably from mining and tunnelling jargon) Of software, to fail spectacularly; almost as serious as crash and burn.

See blow past, blow up, die horribly.

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