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blown away

blown away

Date: Jun 25 2009


1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“I was blown away by her preparation. She was always on time, great off-camera, totally cool.”

- Actor Kevin Connolly talking about his costar, Scarlett Johansson. (Us Weekly)


1. Definition - Study the definition.

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very impressed; amazed

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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The expression blown away can actually mean three different things. It can mean killed with a gun or bomb, defeated, or impressed. Kevin Connolly, who played Scarlett Johansson’s love interest in the movie He’s Just Not That Into You, said that he was blown away by Scarlett’s performance. So what do you think, did her performance kill him, defeat him, or impress him?

Yep, Connolly is using blown away to say that he was amazed or impressed. This is the most common use of the expression in day to day life. The other uses come up more often in action movies where people get killed or when you’re talking about competitions. To understand Connolly’s meaning, imagine if something were so impressive that it picked you up off your feet and carried you away, like a powerful gust of wind. That’s where the expression blown away comes from.

As it does in the quote from Connolly, blown away works like an adjective in a sentence. It describes the way someone feels when they encounter something incredible. But if you change the form of the expression a little, it can also be used as a verb. You can be blown away by something amazing, or something amazing can blow you away. If you’re talking about the past, you can say that something blew you away.

Kevin Connolly isn’t the only person blown away by Scarlett Johansson. She’s been named the Sexiest Woman Alive not just once, but twice. But if you’re already a Scarlett fan, that news probably won’t blow you away, since you likely already knew it.


1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“I was blown away when I heard that my brother is getting married.”

“The new X-Men movie blew me away. It was so good.”

“I think this song is going to blow you away.”


1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

VOLTS it means greatly impressed.
by VOLTSSuper Member!
surprised, attracted
by monacovalentina
amazed or shocked
by Mr.Bean's wife
_enigma_ Extremely impressed.
by _enigma_
dofkele15 to be surprised
by dofkele15
missroro surprised and awed
by missroro
sofree get surprised, by something they admire.
by sofree
Sezai overwhelmed, extremely impressed
by Sezai
ciberd7 It means He´s stunned by her way of doing the things, it´s outstanding!
by ciberd7
blown away mean impress greatly and feel admiration.
by enriqueVIII
by Mira_Memoir
writer astonished
by writer
blown away means to be amazed by something or someone.
by CR butterfly

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I was in a disco 7 years ago.I saw a very hot girl.At that moment she  blown me away woow woow  :)

12:07 AM Jul 01 2009 |



Last week we have an incident that blew everybody away…

10:24 PM Jun 30 2009 |




I had a Suzuki Bandit 1200 (today no more) this was one of the times that I was blew away for something ;)

12:04 AM Jun 30 2009 |




I hate to blow away for a bad suprise!

11:53 PM Jun 29 2009 |



Viet Nam

I like learning slangs. it's so interesting.

02:56 PM Jun 29 2009 |



Viet Nam

I can infer the meaning of this word when I read the sentence. so it didn't blow me away. (I used this word properly?!)

02:53 PM Jun 29 2009 |




i was blown away when i saw the beautiful girl :)

02:25 PM Jun 29 2009 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

This Jimi.I’m inrested to speak english to learn,Who like it?

08:03 PM Jun 26 2009 |


Moldova, Republic Of

I have been blown away today because my classmate said she has a bun in the oven.

10:57 AM Jun 26 2009 |



I like the third meaning of blown away, I think we can consider it meaning as something catch one's eyes.

01:06 AM Jun 26 2009 |

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10:55 PM Jun 25 2009 |




he blew me away at first i saw him.

09:07 PM Jun 25 2009 |




Innocent  wooooo   im  too  happy

07:45 PM Jun 25 2009 |

in the heaven...


Thank you

Good luck

06:12 PM Jun 25 2009 |




06:09 PM Jun 25 2009 |

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05:56 PM Jun 25 2009 |



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04:48 PM Jun 25 2009 |


Viet Nam

 i was blown away when monitor phoned for me. i'm going to proctor in the exam into universitys,haha. i'm very happy because i'm running out of money, do this work i will receive a small money but nescessary for me at present.

04:30 PM Jun 25 2009 |

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