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To have made a quantity bigger
“Let's blow up some balloons for the party.”
Past tense for to explode, usually into pieces
“She thought the car was going to blow up and got out but the smell was actually outside.”
Past tense for burst with anger
“We were playing terribly and it was obvious that coach would blow up at the next time out.”
Past tense for to break out suddenly
“A huge argument would suddenly blow up from between the two patrons.”
Past tense for to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively
“We need to blow up our preferred candidate as much as possible to give her the best chance of winning.”
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