blowup

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noun blow·up \ˈblō-ˌəp\

Definition of blowup

  1. :  a blowing up: such asa :  explosionb :  an outburst of temperc :  enlargement 2

Examples of blowup in a Sentence

  1. The blowup of the photograph was easy to frame.

  2. The two of them had a big blowup about something trivial.

  3. The coach's latest blowup occurred when one of his players arrived late.

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First Known Use of blowup

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BLOWUP Defined for English Language Learners

blowup

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Definition of blowup for English Language Learners

  • : a photograph that has been made larger

  • : an angry argument

  • : an occurrence in which someone becomes very angry : an angry outburst



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