blow

(redirected from coming to blows)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms.

blow

Archaic
Metallurgy
a. a stage in the Bessemer process in which air is blasted upwards through molten pig iron
b. the quantity of metal treated in a Bessemer converter

blow

[blō]
(computer science)
To write data or code into a programmable read-only memory chip by melting the fuse links corresponding to bits that are to be zero.
(electricity)
Opening of a circuit because of excess current, particularly when the current is heavy and a melting or breakdown point is reached.

blow

1. See throw, 1.
2. The eruption of water and sand inside a cofferdam, causing flooding.

blow

To write code or data into a PROM chip by blowing the fuses of the 0 bits. The 1 bits are left alone.
References in periodicals archive ?
Against the odds, the Bakers have successfully raised their brood without sacrificing their dreams or coming to blows.
The pair were stopped from coming to blows but after a heated behind-closed-doors row, Burrows was sent to train with Kidderminster for a fortnight while the club decides what to do with him.
Now that the innocent game of Pokemon has become a nationwide craze, children are coming to blows over the trading cards.
Having had a bad day in the factory and coming to blows with Toxic Tracy, Eva is tempted by his invitation to go on a world cruise.
The two reportedly got into an argument with a random guy before coming to blows.
Family expert Zelda Bradley, of charity Relationships Scotland, thinks it could be just what families need to spend the holiday season together without coming to blows.
In fact, Strachan remembers the occasion when he had to step in to prevent the Rangers boss coming to blows with his own assistant
Chas (Lucy Pargeter) reveals to Sadie that she knows the truth about the JCB incident, and the pair end up coming to blows.
Real are keen to off-load the powerful Dane, who seems determined not to leave the Spanish club without a fight after coming to blows with his team-mate Robinho.
Keane was reportedly walking his dog when he got into a row with the youngster before coming to blows near Hale golf course.
This will help minimise the chances of your cats coming to blows.
This time Gervais will be seen coming to blows with Anthea Turner's husband Grant Bovey, in a fight that has already been filmed.