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Present participle for to inflate
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“Let's blow up some balloons for the party.”
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to break out suddenly
“A huge argument would suddenly blow up from between the two patrons.”
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Present participle for to praise or publicize lavishly and often excessively
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“We need to blow up our preferred candidate as much as possible to give her the best chance of winning.”
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Present participle for reprimand or rebuke someone
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Present participle for to use bombs or artillery against
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Present participle for to demolish completely
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Present participle for break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Present participle for to describe or express in too strong terms
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Present participle for to develop suddenly and violently
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Present participle for to give greater praise than due
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Present participle for to explode
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Present participle for to eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser)
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Present participle for make a sudden loud noise, typically repeatedly
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Present participle for blame, detract from
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Present participle for to lessen the courage or confidence of
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Present participle for to make angry
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Present participle for to be about to happen
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Present participle for advertise with exaggerated or false praise
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Present participle for give way or cause to give way under torture, pressure, or strain
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The action or state of enlarging or being enlarged
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An instance of telling someone off, a reprimand or scolding
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The action of causing a bomb or explosive device to explode
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The act, process or result of causing significant damage to something
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