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Definition 1: make large - [verb of change]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blow up an image

Synonyms for blow up in the sense of this definition

(blow up is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(blow up belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 2: exaggerate or make bigger - [verb of change]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The charges were inflated

Synonyms for blow up in the sense of this definition

(blow up is a kind of ...) make bigger or more

"The boss finally increased her salary" "The university increased the number of students it admitted"

(... is a kind of blow up ) make larger or distend

"The estimates were puffed up"

Definition 3: to swell or cause to enlarge - [verb of change]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her faced puffed up from the drugs
  • puffed out chests

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(blow up is a kind of ...) expand abnormally

"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

Definition 4: cause to burst with a violent release of energy - [verb of change]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We exploded the nuclear bomb

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(blow up is a kind of ...) change in physical make-up

(... is a kind of blow up ) cause to explode violently and with loud noise

(... is a kind of blow up ) blow up with dynamite

"The rock was dynamited"

(blow up causes ...) burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

"the bomb detonated at noon" "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

Definition 5: fill with gas or air - [verb of change]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • inflate a balloons

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(blow up is a kind of ...) make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity

"expand the house by adding another wing"

(... is a kind of blow up ) inflate again

"reflate the balloon"

(... is a kind of blow up ) rise and move, as in waves or billows

"The army surged forward"

Definition 6: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction - [verb of change]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bomb detonated at noon
  • The Molotov cocktail exploded

Synonyms for blow up in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: add details to - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for blow up in the sense of this definition

(blow up is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of blow up ) cause to seem more splendid

"You are glorifying a rather mediocre building"

Definition 8: get very angry and fly into a rage - [verb of emotion]

Samples where blow up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for blow up in the sense of this definition

(blow up is a kind of ...) feel intense anger

"Rage against the dying of the light!"

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