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 1. Blow (To).3. Blow (To). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
2. Blow (To).
 
To sound a trumpet.   1
       
“But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Let us be tigers in our fierce deportment.”
       
Shakespeare: Henry V., iii. 1.
   To blow. To inform against a companion; to “peach.” The reference is to the announcing of knights by blast of trumpet.   2
 


 1. Blow (To).3. Blow (To). 

 
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