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blow up

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Noun blow up has 3 senses
  1. explosion, detonation, blowup - a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
    --1 is a kind of discharge
    --1 has particulars:
     airburst; blast; backfire; big bang; blowback; fragmentation; inflation
    Derived form: verb blow up1
  2. effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition - an unrestrained expression of emotion
    --2 is a kind of expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion
    --2 has particulars: acting out; cry; explosion; flare
    Derived form: verb blow up3
  3. enlargement, blowup, magnification - a photographic print that has been enlarged
    --3 is a kind of photograph, photo, exposure, pic
    Derived form: verb blow up2
Verb blow up has 7 senses
  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off - cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    --1 is one way to change integrity
    Derived form: noun blowup1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. blow up, enlarge, magnify - make large; "blow up an image"
    --2 is one way to increase
    Antonyms: reduce, scale down
    Derived form: noun blowup3
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic - get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
    --3 is one way to rage
    Derived form: noun blowup2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  4. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise - add details to
    --4 is one way to overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyerbolise, magnify, amplify
    Sample sentence:
    They won't blow up the story
  5. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify - exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
    --5 is one way to increase
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. inflate, blow up - fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
    --6 is one way to expand
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  7. puff, puff up, blow up, puff out - to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    --7 is one way to swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce
    Sample sentence:
    Did his feet blow up?
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