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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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