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balloon

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of balloon

  1. 1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number the number of students who stay home sick balloons every winter Synonyms of balloon accelerate, accumulate, appreciate, increase, boom, build up, burgeon (also bourgeon), climb, enlarge, escalate, expand, gain, mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, rise, roll up, snowball, spread, swell, waxWords Related to balloon jump, rocket, skyrocket, surge; heighten, intensify, redouble; blow up, bulk, distend, inflate, puff (up); crescendo, crest, peakAntonyms of balloon contract, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen, recede, wane

  2. 2 to extend outward beyond a usual point the paper bag ballooned and blew away as the wind lifted it skyward Synonyms of balloon bag, bulge, beetle, belly, billow, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellWords Related to balloon dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms of balloon compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink



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