blow up

Primary Meanings of blow up

1.
v
fill with gas or air
2.
v
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
Full Definitions of blow up
1

v fill with gas or air

Synonyms:
inflate
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

v to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

Synonyms:
puff, puff out, puff up
Type of:
intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce
expand abnormally

v make large

blow up an image”
Synonyms:
enlarge, magnify
Antonyms:
reduce, scale down
make smaller
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v exaggerate or make bigger

Synonyms:
amplify, expand, inflate
Types:
puff up
make larger or distend
Type of:
increase
make bigger or more

v add details to

Synonyms:
aggrandise, aggrandize, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, lard, pad
Types:
glorify
cause to seem more splendid
Type of:
amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate
to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
2

v cause to burst with a violent release of energy

Synonyms:
detonate, explode, set off
Types:
fulminate
cause to explode violently and with loud noise
dynamite
blow up with dynamite
Type of:
change integrity
change in physical make-up

v burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"

Synonyms:
detonate, explode

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