Definitions for blow up

Definitions for (verb) blow up

Main entry: blow up, magnify, enlarge

Definition: make large

Usage: blow up an image

Main entry: blow up, puff, puff out, puff up

Definition: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

Usage: puffed out chests

Main entry: blow up, inflate

Definition: fill with gas or air

Usage: inflate a balloons

Main entry: blow up, expand, amplify, inflate

Definition: exaggerate or make bigger

Usage: The charges were inflated

Main entry: explode, blow up, detonate

Definition: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

Usage: the bomb detonated at noon; The Molotov cocktail exploded

Main entry: explode, blow up, detonate, set off

Definition: cause to burst with a violent release of energy

Usage: We exploded the nuclear bomb

Main entry: dramatise, dramatize, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, pad, embellish, embroider, lard

Definition: add details to

Main entry: fly off the handle, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, combust, blow a fuse, blow one's stack, blow up, have a fit, have kittens, go ballistic, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, throw a fit

Definition: get very angry and fly into a rage

Usage: The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question; Spam makes me go ballistic

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