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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Sometimes it is important that a rubber compound possess a certain level of green strength in order to prevent a complicated uncured extruded profile from collapsing from the force of gravity or to prevent premature "blow outs" of a green tire on the second-stage tire building machine (ref.
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.
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