blow out


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blow out

1. the sudden melting of an electrical fuse
2. a sudden burst in a tyre
3. the failure of a jet engine, esp when in flight

blow out

(jargon)
(Probably from mining and tunnelling jargon) Of software, to fail spectacularly; almost as serious as crash and burn.

See blow past, blow up, die horribly.
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When drilling near red zones, the information can be used to avoid extremely volitile pressure areas which when disturbed cause blow outs, sending water and sediment rushing up to the sea floor, or even up to the drilling platform at the surface.
Blow-up ratios (the ratio of the finished part dimensions to that of the original uninflated parison) of greater than 3 to 1 have been achieved without blow outs.
In an environment where cash is king, and several high profile hedge funds have experienced blow outs, this capital protected product offers investors an alternative possibility of security and the ability to earn above average risk adjusted returns.