In New Zealand, Barry Manilow records were blasted throughout a local mall to drive away loitering punks.
The year before, Russell blasted Barack Obama for saying that troops should be withdrawn from Iraq.
Crist has blasted Rubio on that, but offers nothing in response.
Two students say the leading Democrat blasted their school during debate over a bid to tighten federal college loans.
The squatters had found that out when he blasted away at their hounds.
"Cuss-an'-burn the blasted ole smooth-bore," said Fortner, contemptuously.
She had had youth to help her, and even she had been blasted.
"If you say another word about the blasted coat I'll split your head open," was his angry reply.
The leech looked like a field of lava now, a blasted spot on the green Earth.
But it was tasteless fare; he had ears only for the wind that blasted the cabin and thoughts for nothing except Barbara and Ellis.
"stricken by malignant forces (natural or supernatural), cursed, blighted," 1550s, from blast (v.), with the notion of "balefully breathed upon." In the sense of "cursed, damned" it is attested from 1680s. Meaning "drunk or stoned" dates from 1972 (blast (v.) "smoke marijuana" attested from 1959).
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.
Old English blæstan "to blow, belch forth," from the root of blast (n.). Since 16c., often "to breathe on balefully." Meaning "to blow up by explosion" is from 1758. Related: Blasted; blasting. Blast off (n.) is attested from 1950.
An exclamation of dismay, irritation, frustration, etc; an imprecation • (1630s+)