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  *吹* | 吹* | *吹
to blow / to play a wind instrument / to blast / to puff / to boast / to brag / to end in failure / to fall through
to talk big / to shoot off one's mouth / to chat (dialect)
hair dryer
to disperse
to play the xiao 簫|箫 (mouth organ) / to beg while playing pipes; cf politician Wu Zixu 伍子胥, c. 520 BC destitute refugee in Wu town, 吳市吹簫|吴市吹箫 / to busk / virtuoso piper wins a beauty, cf 玉人吹簫|玉人吹箫 / (slang) fellatio / blowjob
to blow air (into)
to blow a whistle / to whistle
to brush / to caress (of breeze) / to praise
to blow-dry
to flatter / to laud sb's accomplishments / adulation
(of a musical instrument) blow hole
storm struck / to attack (of wind)
leaf blower (machine)
to blow away dust
to whistle
to play (wind instruments)
to blow cold / damping expectations by discouraging or realistic words
to boast / to talk big
to blow up / to inflate
as easy as pie
failed / busted / to have not succeeded / to have died / to have parted company / to have chilled (of a relationship)
lit. to blow apart the hairs upon a fur to discover any defect (idiom); fig. to be fastidious / nitpick
(old) musicians at a wedding cortege or funeral procession / (fig.) trumpeter of sb's praises / booster
instant results / lit. blow the husk and see the rice
to get angry / to fume
to blow out (a flame)
woodwind music
to resort to bragging and flattering
to sway (sb) through pillow talk
to boast and flatter
(coll.) to fall through / to result in failure / (of a relationship) to break up
(lit.) blowing the trumpet / (fig.) to praise sb / (slang) to give a blowjob
to brag
lit. to blow out the lamp and put out the candle (idiom) / fig. to die / to bite the dust / to be over and done with
to resort to bragging and flattering / abbr. for 吹牛拍馬|吹牛拍马
to talk big / to boast
to beg while playing the xiao (mouth organ) / cf Wu Zixu 伍子胥, destitute refugee from Chu , busked in Wu town c. 520 BC, then became a powerful politician
to blow a brass instrument
player of the yu (free reed wind instrument)

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