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To inflate
“Let's blow up some balloons for the party.”
To explode, usually into pieces
“She thought the car was going to blow up and got out but the smell was actually outside.”
To magnify the importance of
“You don't need to blow up this matter any more than it needs to be.”
Burst with anger
“We were playing terribly and it was obvious that coach would blow up at the next time out.”
To break out suddenly
“A huge argument would suddenly blow up from between the two patrons.”
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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