blow up

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blow up

verb

Definition of BLOW UP

transitive verb
1
:  to build up or tout to an unreasonable extent <advertisers blowing up their products>
2
:  to rend apart, shatter, or destroy by explosion
3
:  to fill up with a gas (as air) <blow up a balloon>
4
:  to make a photographic enlargement of
5
:  to bring into existence by blowing of wind <it may blow up a storm>
intransitive verb
1
a :  explode
b :  to be disrupted or destroyed (as by explosion)
c :  to lose self-control; especially :  to become violently angry
2
:  to become or come into being by or as if by blowing of wind
3
a :  to become filled with a gas
b :  to become expanded to unreasonable proportions

Examples of BLOW UP

  1. <she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day>
  2. <the building blew up because of a gas leak>

First Known Use of BLOW UP

1536

Related to BLOW UP

Synonyms
flare (up), flip (out) [slang], blow a gasket, blow one's cool, blow one's stack, blow one's top, fly into a rage, fly off the handle, forget oneself, go ballistic, have a fit, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, lose one's cool, lose one's temper
Antonyms
calm (down), simmer down

Rhymes with BLOW UP

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