Blowout



a sudden bursting or rupture of an automobile tire.
a sudden or violent escape of air, steam, or the like.
a hollow formed in a region of shifting sands or light soil by the action of the wind.
an uncontrollable escape of oil, gas, or water from a well.
Aeronautics, flame-out.
Slang. a lavish party or entertainment.
Contemporary Examples

Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco June 13, 2012
Mitt Romney Runs the Table, Winning Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. Howard Kurtz April 3, 2012
Rick Santorum Wins Three States for a Super Tuesday Howard Kurtz February 7, 2012
Michael Tomasky on the GOP’s Michigan Giveaway Michael Tomasky February 26, 2012
Vice Presidential Debate Live Blog Justin Green October 10, 2012

Historical Examples

Deserts A. S. Walker
The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
The Reclaimers Margaret Hill McCarter
Roy Blakeley’s Silver Fox Patrol Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The Reclaimers Margaret Hill McCarter

A noisy, festive occasion; shindig, wingding (1820s+)
An explosive rupture of a car tire (1900s+)
A massive defeat; laugher (1980s+)

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