HyperDic: blow_up

English > 8 senses of the expression blow up:
VERBchangeblow up, explode, detonate, set offcause to burst with a violent release of energy
changeblow up, enlarge, magnifymake large
emotionblow up, flip one's lid, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballisticget very angry and fly into a rage / rage
communicationblow up, embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, dramatize, dramatiseadd details to
changeblow up, detonate, explodeburst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
changeblow up, inflate, expand, amplifyexaggerate or make bigger
changeblow up, inflatefill with gas or air
changeblow up, puff, puff up, puff outto swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 1, change
MeaningCause to burst with a violent release of energy.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsexplode, detonate, set off
Cause todetonate, explode, blow upBurst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
NarrowerdynamiteBlow up with dynamite
fulminateCause to explode / explode violently and with loud noise
Broaderchange integritychange in physical make-up
Spanishdetonar, explosionar, explotar
Catalandetonar, explosionar, explotar
Nounsblowupa violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake large.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"blow up an image"
Synonymsenlarge, magnify
Categoryphotography, picture takingThe act of taking and printing photographs
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Oppositereduce, scale downmake smaller
Spanishagrandar, ampliar, aumentar, engrandecer
Catalanampliar, engrandir
Nounsblowupa photographic print that has been enlarged
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 3, emotion
MeaningGet very angry and fly into a rage / rage.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsflip one's lid, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic
Caused bycombustCause to become violent or angry
BroaderrageFeel intense anger
Spanishperder los estribos
Nounsblowupan unrestrained / unrestrained expression / expression of emotion
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningadd details to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something with something
ModelThey won't blow up the story
Synonymsembroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, dramatize, dramatise
NarrowerglorifyCause to seem more splendid
Broaderoverstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplifyTo enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
Spanishadornar, decorar, echarle teatro, embellecer, hinchar, meter paja
Catalanadornar, decorar, embellir, fer bombo, inflar
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBurst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsdetonate, explode
Caused byexplode, detonate, blow up, set offCause to burst with a violent release of energy
Spanishdetonar, explotar
Catalandetonar, explotar
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningexaggerate or make bigger.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsinflate, expand, amplify
Narrowerpuff upmake larger / larger or distend
Broaderincreasemake bigger or more
Spanishampliar, amplificar, ensanchar, expandir
Catalanampliar, amplificar, eixamplar, estendre, expandir, inflar
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 7, change
MeaningFill with gas or air.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonyminflate
Narrowerbillow, surge, heaveRise and move, as in waves or billows
reflateinflate again
Broaderexpandmake bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity
OppositedeflateBecome deflated or flaccid, as by losing air
Spanishhincharse, hinchar, inflarse, inflar, subir
Catalaninflar-se, inflar, unflar
English > blow up: 8 senses > verb 8, change
MeaningTo swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs".
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Something ----s something
ModelDid his feet blow up?
Synonymspuff, puff up, puff out
Broaderswell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceExpand abnormally
Spanishhincharse, hinchar
Catalaninflar-se, inflar

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