blast off

blast off
verb
launch with great force
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the rockets were blasted off

Derivationally related forms: ↑blastoff
Hypernyms: ↑launch
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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BE LAUNCHED, take off, lift off, leave the ground, become airborne, take to the air.
blast

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intransitive verb
: to take off : begin to travel — used especially of rocket-propelled missiles and vehicles

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ˌblast ˈoff [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they blast off he/she/it blasts off present participle blasting off past tense blasted off past participle blasted off] phrasal verb
if a spaceship blasts off, it leaves the ground
Thesaurus: space vehicles and space travelhyponym general and informal words for vehicleshyponym
Main entry: blast

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(of a rocket or spacecraft) take off from a launching site

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blast off [phrasal verb]
of a missile, rocket, or spacecraft : to leave the ground and begin flight

The rocket will blast off tomorrow morning.

— see also blastoff
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Main Entry:blast

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ˌblast ˈoff derived
(of spacecraft) to leave the ground
Syn: lift off, Syn:take off

The rocket blasted off at noon.

related noun blast-off
Main entry:blastderived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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