Examples of blowup in a Sentence
The blowup of the photograph was easy to frame.
The two of them had a big blowup about something trivial.
The coach's latest blowup occurred when one of his players arrived late.
Recent Examples of blowup from the Web
Eager to get just a little closer to her beloved Colorado, Grandma raised her hand, strapped on a helmet and the two of us slipped into the flimsy little blowup.
Our story by Enquirer soccer maven Pat Brennan doesn’t exactly say if demand for ducats to Tuesday night’s Lamar Hunt semi caused the blowup, though that’s likely.
The Art Institute’s show neither condemns nor excuses Gauguin’s behavior in the South Pacific, and mural-size blowups of French colonial photography make no bones about the regime that undergirded it all.
For years, the stock commanded one of the industry’s highest premiums as investors including Warren Buffett bet on management’s ability to avoid big blowups.
Also, though, Lee said scenes in which the film’s main characters have a third-act blowup were also filmed at the hotel, as were other scenes.
Duffy, a 28-year-old left-hander, posted a 2.92 ERA in his first 10 starts before a six-run blowup in Cleveland in his last start.
Well, at long last, the state of Illinois is about to expose just how big this blowup could be.
The 2017 festival roster includes 70 mm blowup prints of movies that weren't shot in 65 mm or 70 mm but which look pretty good under the right circumstances in a widescreen print.
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First Known Use of blowup
Synonymstantrum, explosion, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], hissy fit, huff, scene
Related Wordseruption, flare-up, outburst, storm, uproar; agitation, delirium, distraction, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage; convulsion (s), paroxysm, seizure, spasm, upheaval; angriness, choler, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness; reaction, rise; dander, temper; grouch, hump [British], pet, pouts, snit, sulk (s), sulkiness, sullenness
First Known Use of blow-up
Definition of blow up
- advertisers blowing up their products
- blow up a balloon
- it may blow up a storm
Examples of blow up in a Sentence
she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day
the building blew up because of a gas leak
First Known Use of blow up
blow up Synonyms
Synonymsflare (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
Antonymscalm (down), simmer down
Related Wordsanger, fulminate, rage, rant, rave, snap, snarl, sputter, storm, tee off, vent, vituperate; bristle, burn, foam, fume, glare, glower, seethe, sizzle, smolder (or smoulder), steam, warm; burst, explode, flare (out), flash, inflame (also enflame), madden
Near Antonymschill out [slang], cool (off or down), relax; hush, quiet (down)
BLOWUP Defined for English Language Learners
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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