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. Verb
she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day
the building blew up because of a gas leak
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Some blowups, however, had more to do with being considerate of each other.—Marisa Kashino, Washington Post, 14 Nov. 2023 Another risk factor is the possibility of a financial blowup as higher interest rates eventually bite.—John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 19 Oct. 2023 Kweli had quickly forgotten the brief blowups, both mine and Matilda’s.—Anja Mutic, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 The basis trade, an innocuous-looking practice at the center of some of Wall Street’s historic blowups, is back.—Eric Wallerstein, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2023 The tail-docking blowup is just the latest controversy to embroil the company.—Heather Hollingsworth, Fortune, 20 Sep. 2023 The nomination Wednesday was largely overshadowed by a blowup inside the ruling party, known as Morena.—Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2023 Regardless those blowups back in the day with Ortiz-Margo, Giancola looks back on Jersey Shore with positivity.—Dana Rose Falcone, Peoplemag, 31 July 2023 By three, one, four, five, one, one, five, five and, finally on Sunday, by two runs in a disheartening bullpen blowup that dropped the Tigers to 26-37, 11 games under .500 and 5½ games back in the American League Central (which is, ahem, still really not a good division).—Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 12 June 2023
Not unlike years past, the streets were filled with an assortment of ghosts, monsters, Disney princesses and blow-up dinosaurs.—Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 1 Nov. 2023 Episodes such as the Silicon Valley Bank blow-up are seen by some as a direct result of central bank reserves creation under QE, along with regulatory and supervision failures.—Jana Randow, Fortune, 22 Oct. 2023 Just as entertainment industry insiders were cautiously optimistic about production rebounding in October and November, SAG-AFTRA leaders and management negotiators had another public blow-up last week.—Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 15 Oct. 2023 There were six, but Giovanni, Lopez’s teenage son, left this past spring, after getting in a big blow-up fight with his dad.—Brianna Sacks, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 The Call Her Daddy blow-up, insofar as it was centered around an imbroglio between two female friends, led to some viewing Cooper as having thrown Franklyn under the bus.—Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 19 Sep. 2023 The current state of live performances is starting to make more and more of a case for artists to just perform in those giant blow-up hamster balls.—Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 30 Aug. 2023 As viewers quickly learn in season 2, Lisa and Brian are have a huge, blow-up fight that involves a lot of intense moments, curse words, shouting, and storming off.—Korin Miller, Women's Health, 24 Aug. 2023 Each blow-up piece has built-in LED lights and stakes and string are included for easy setup.—Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023
The Israel military kept the pressure on Hamas right up to the cease-fire deadline, blowing up tunnels while attacking the Gaza Strip from land, air and sea.—Eric Sylvers, WSJ, 24 Nov. 2023 For all of that, the rocket and spacecraft ultimately blew up.—Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 23 Nov. 2023 Meanwhile, all of Silicon Valley blew up, tarnishing OpenAI’s status, maybe permanently.—Steven Levy, WIRED, 22 Nov. 2023 Jordan blew up a photo of a crackling fire to the size of a poster and hid it behind a Victorian fire screen.—Adriane Quinlan, Curbed, 17 Nov. 2023 Combs allegedly blew up Kid Cudi’s car in 2012 because Ventura was dating him.—Kory Grow, Rolling Stone, 16 Nov. 2023 Many soldiers struggle with aggression, but none has blown up at the school.—Dominique Soguel, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 Nov. 2023 Soon, a second drone—an FPV model with explosives attached—followed the Russians through the BTR’s open hatch, and blew up.—David Axe, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The five-piece is a leading light in the wave of young regional Mexican music to blow up TikTok and the Billboard charts.—August Brown, Los Angeles Times, 12 Nov. 2023 See More
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