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 for blow out
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  blow out
      v 1: melt, break, or become otherwise unusable; "The lightbulbs
           blew out"; "The fuse blew" [syn: blow out, burn out,
           blow]
      2: put out, as of fires, flames, or lights; "Too big to be
         extinguished at once, the forest fires at best could be
         contained"; "quench the flames"; "snuff out the candles"
         [syn: snuff out, blow out, extinguish, quench] [ant:
         ignite, light]
      3: erupt in an uncontrolled manner; "The oil well blew out"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  96 Moby Thesaurus words for "blow out":
     backfire, belch, blast, blow, blow open, blow up, break out, burst,
     burst forth, burst out, bust, cast forth, choke, clean out, clear,
     clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, damp, debouch,
     decant, defecate, deplete, detonate, discharge, disembogue,
     disgorge, douse, drain, drain out, ejaculate, eject, eliminate,
     empty, empty out, eruct, erupt, evacuate, exhaust, expel, explode,
     extinguish, extravasate, find vent, fire, flow, flow out,
     fulminate, go off, gush, gush out, hurl forth, jet, let off, out,
     outflow, outpour, pour, pour forth, pour out, purge, put out,
     quench, remove, run out, scour out, send forth, send out, set off,
     shoot, slack, sluice out, smother, snuff, snuff out, spew,
     spew out, spout, spout out, spurt, squirt, stamp out, stifle,
     surge, sweep out, throw out, touch off, unclog, unfoul, vent, void,
     vomit, vomit forth, well, well out
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  blow out
   vi.
  
      [prob.: from mining and tunneling jargon] Of software, to fail
      spectacularly; almost as serious as crash and burn. See blow past, {
      blow up, die horribly.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  blow out
  
      (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.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-11-29)
  

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