blow up

Definitions of blow up
  1. verb
    fill with gas or air
    synonyms: inflate
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    Antonyms:
    deflate
    become deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
    types:
    reflate
    inflate again
    billow, heave, surge
    rise and move, as in waves or billows
    type of:
    expand
    make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
  2. verb
    to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    synonyms: puff, puff out, puff up
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    type of:
    intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
    expand abnormally
  3. verb
    make large
    blow up an image”
    synonyms: enlarge, magnify
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    Antonyms:
    reduce, scale down
    make smaller
    type of:
    increase
    make bigger or more
  4. verb
    exaggerate or make bigger
    synonyms: amplify, expand, inflate
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    types:
    puff up
    make larger or distend
    type of:
    increase
    make bigger or more
  5. verb
    add details to
    synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard, pad
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    types:
    glorify
    cause to seem more splendid
    type of:
    amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
    to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
  6. verb
    cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    synonyms: detonate, explode, set off
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    types:
    fulminate
    cause to explode violently and with loud noise
    dynamite
    blow up with dynamite
    type of:
    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  7. verb
    burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"
    synonyms: detonate, explode
  8. verb
    get very angry and fly into a rage
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