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blowup

noun

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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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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

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of blow up (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to become very angry
  • she blew up at everybody after a very long and very bad day

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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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The first known use of blowup was in 1536

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“Blowup.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/blowup. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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