Definitions for: Blow Up


[v] (photography) make large; "blow up an image"
[v] to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
[v] fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
[v] exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
[v] cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
[v] add details to
[v] blow one's stack; fly off the handle, flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"



Synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, amplify, combust, detonate, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, enlarge, explode, inflate, lard, magnify, pad, puff, puff out, puff up, set off, throw a fit

Antonyms: deflate, reduce, scale down

See Also: amplify, billow, burst, change integrity, dynamite, exaggerate, expand, fulminate, glorify, heave, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, increase, intumesce, magnify, overdraw, overstate, rage, reflate, surge, swell, swell up, tumefy

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