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To inflate
“Let's blow up some balloons for the party.”
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To explode, usually into pieces
“She thought the car was going to blow up and got out but the smell was actually outside.”
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To magnify the importance of
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“You don't need to blow up this matter any more than it needs to be.”
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Burst with anger
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“We were playing terribly and it was obvious that coach would blow up at the next time out.”
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To break out suddenly
“A huge argument would suddenly blow up from between the two patrons.”
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To extol or praise effusively, and typically 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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Reprimand or rebuke someone
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To bombard with bombs or artillery
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Break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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To express or describe in exaggerated terms
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To suddenly (and violently) develop or happen
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To give greater praise than due
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Make a sudden loud noise, typically repeatedly
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Blame, detract from
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To diminish the confidence or courage of
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Set on fire
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To cause to become angry
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To be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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Advertise with exaggerated or false praise
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To go, or cause to go, insane or as if insane
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(mass noun) An increase in size
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A state of nervous excitement, confusion, or distress
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A conspicuous display or outburst of something
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The degree to which something is or can be magnified
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A hostile engagement involving sustained, full-scale fighting between opposing forces in close combat
Adjective
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