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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FULL BLAST

At the Come-Outer chapel the testifying and singing were in full blast.

Then I gave her a full blast, quickly, only a moment or two.

He had all his furnaces in full blast there; his victims were legion!

I think the full blast would be better than any more of your 'gentle' hints.

I skirted the town, therefore, so as not to meet with the full blast of the riot.

Picking was on full blast, against the all too fast ripening of that early summer.

Harvey put the horn to his lips and blew a loud, full blast.

All the furnaces seemed in full blast, and all the coal-pits to be working.

The air is like that of a pre-Adamite ironing-day in full blast.

He did so, and both furnaces were in full blast at the appointed hour.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English blæst "blowing, breeze, puff of wind," from Proto-Germanic *bles- (cf. Old Norse blastr, Old High German blast "a blowing, blast," German blasen, Gothic blesan "to blow"), from PIE *bhle- "to blow," probably a variant of root *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).

Meaning "explosion" is from 1630s; that of "noisy party, good time" is from 1953, American English slang. Sense of "strong current of air for iron-smelting" (1690s) led to blast furnace and transferred sense in full blast "the extreme" (1839). Blast was the usual word for "a smoke of tobacco" c.1600.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FULL BLAST

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nounattempt to achieve something
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