blow up

blow up
verb
1. cause to burst with a violent release of energy (Freq. 4)
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We exploded the nuclear bomb

Syn: ↑explode, ↑detonate, ↑set off
Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup, ↑detonative (for: ↑detonate), ↑detonation (for: ↑detonate), ↑detonator (for: ↑detonate), ↑explosion (for: ↑explode)
Hypernyms: ↑change integrity
Hyponyms: ↑fulminate, ↑dynamite
Cause: ↑detonate, ↑explode
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. make large (Freq. 1)
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blow up an image

Syn: ↑enlarge, ↑magnify
Ant: ↑reduce
Derivationally related forms: ↑magnitude (for: ↑magnify), ↑magnification (for: ↑magnify), ↑magnifier (for: ↑magnify), ↑enlargement (for: ↑enlarge), ↑enlarger (for: ↑enlarge), ↑blowup
Topics: ↑photography, ↑picture taking
Hypernyms: ↑increase
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

3. add details to
Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑drama (for: ↑dramatize), ↑aggrandisement (for: ↑aggrandise), ↑aggrandizement (for: ↑aggrandize), ↑embellishment (for: ↑embellish), ↑embroidery (for: ↑embroider)
Hypernyms:
Hyponyms: ↑glorify
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s something with something

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They won't blow up the story

4. burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
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the bomb detonated at noon

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The Molotov cocktail exploded

Syn: ↑detonate, ↑explode
Derivationally related forms: ↑detonative (for: ↑detonate), ↑detonation (for: ↑detonate)
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

5. exaggerate or make bigger
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The charges were inflated

Syn: ↑inflate, ↑expand, ↑amplify
Derivationally related forms: ↑expansive (for: ↑expand)
Hypernyms: ↑increase
Hyponyms: ↑puff up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

6. get very angry and fly into a rage
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The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question

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Spam makes me go ballistic

Syn:
Derivationally related forms: ↑blowup
Hypernyms: ↑rage
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

7. fill with gas or air
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inflate a balloons

Syn: ↑inflate
Ant: ↑deflate (for: ↑inflate)
Derivationally related forms: ↑inflatable (for: ↑inflate), ↑inflation (for: ↑inflate), ↑inflater (for: ↑inflate), ↑inflator (for: ↑inflate)
Hypernyms: ↑expand
Hyponyms: ↑reflate, ↑billow, ↑surge, ↑heave
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

8. to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
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puffed out chests

Syn: ↑puff, ↑puff up, ↑puff out
Derivationally related forms: ↑puffer (for: ↑puff)
Hypernyms: ↑swell, ↑swell up, ↑intumesce, ↑tumefy, ↑tumesce
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

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Did his feet blow up?


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