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  Definition of blow up
  1. make large; "blow up an image"
  2. to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
  3. fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
  4. exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  5. cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
  6. add details to
  7. 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"
Similar Words: enlarge, magnify, puff, puff up, puff out, inflate, expand, amplify, explode, detonate, set off, embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, dramatize, dramatise, flip one's lid, 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

 

Hyponyms: reflate, billow, surge, heave, puff up, fulminate, dynamite, glorify

 

Derivational Morphology: magnitude, magnification, enlargement, blowup, magnifier, enlarger, puffer, blowfish, globefish, inflation, inflater, inflator, explosion, detonation, detonator, detonating device, cap, burst, drama, dramatic event, aggrandizement, aggrandisement, elevation, embellishment, embroidery, effusion, gush, outburst, ebullition

 

Anagrams: blowup

 

 
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