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blowup

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1 an outburst or display of excited anger

  • the boss had another blowup when someone fouled up the copy machine
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explosion, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], hissy fit, huff, scene, tantrum

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2 the act or an instance of exploding

  • the last blowup of the volcano flattened trees for miles around
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blow up

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1 to become very angry

  • she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day
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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

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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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