Dictionary Results for blow_up


1. blow_up - verb

· cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

Synonym(s): explode, detonate, set_off

Hypernym(s): change_integrity




2. blow_up - verb

· make large; "blow up an image"

Synonym(s): enlarge, magnify

Hypernym(s): increase

Antonym(s): reduce




3. blow_up - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): flip_one%27s_lid, throw_a_fit, hit_the_roof, hit_the_ceiling, have_kittens, have_a_fit, combust, blow_one%27s_stack, fly_off_the_handle, flip_one%27s_wig, lose_one%27s_temper, blow_a_fuse, go_ballistic

Hypernym(s): rage




4. blow_up - verb

· add details to

Synonym(s): embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, dramatize, dramatise

Hypernym(s): overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify




5. blow_up - verb

· burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; "the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

Synonym(s): detonate, explode




6. blow_up - verb

· exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"

Synonym(s): inflate, expand, amplify

Hypernym(s): increase




7. blow_up - verb

· fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"

Synonym(s): inflate

Hypernym(s): expand




8. blow_up - verb

· to swell or cause to enlarge; "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"

Synonym(s): puff, puff_up, puff_out

Hypernym(s): swell, swell_up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce





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