blow up

verb

Definition of blow up

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to build up or tout to an unreasonable extent advertisers blowing up their products

  3. 2 :  to rend apart, shatter, or destroy by explosion

  4. 3 :  to fill up with a gas (such as air) blow up a balloon

  5. 4 :  to make a photographic enlargement of

  6. 5 :  to bring into existence by blowing of wind it may blow up a storm

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1a :  explodeb :  to be disrupted or destroyed (as by explosion)c :  to lose self-control; especially :  to become violently angry

  9. 2 :  to become or come into being by or as if by blowing of wind

  10. 3a :  to become filled with a gasb :  to become expanded to unreasonable proportions

Examples of blow up in a Sentence

  1. she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day

  2. the building blew up because of a gas leak

1536

First Known Use of blow up

1536



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