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blow up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blow up

  1. 1 to become very angry she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day Synonyms of blow up flare (up), flip (out) [slang] Words Related to blow up anger, 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 Phrases 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 Near Antonyms of blow up chill out [slang], cool (off or down), relax; hush, quiet (down) Antonyms of blow up calm (down), simmer down

  2. 2 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure the building blew up because of a gas leak Synonyms of blow up blow, explode, burst, crump, detonate, go off, popWords Related to blow up fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms of blow up collapse, fizzleAntonyms of blow up implode

  3. 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 Synonyms of blow up blow, blast, burst, demolish, explode, pop, shatter, smashWords Related to blow up dynamite; annihilate, decimate, destroy; ruin, wreck; detonate, discharge; fragment, splinterNear Antonyms of blow up collapse, implode

  4. 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 Synonyms of blow up ballyhoo, tout, crack up, cry up, glorify, trumpet, tub-thumpWords Related to blow up acclaim, applaud, extol (also extoll), laud, magnify; commend, compliment, eulogize; advance, advertise, announce, blare, blaze, blazon, boost, herald, offer, plug, promote, publicize; assert, aver, claim, declare, lay down, make out, proclaim, pronounce



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