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blew up

verb
past tense of blow up

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2 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure
  • the building blew up because of a gas leak

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3 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive
  • blew up the biggest rocks and then cleared them away

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4 to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively
  • the advertisement blows the new soda up to the point where I half expected to be transported to a higher level of consciousness

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“Blew up.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blew%20up. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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