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Synonyms for blow up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off(verb)

    cause to burst with a violent release of energy

    "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, trip, offset, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, incite, puff up, take off, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, trigger off, activate, part, flip one's lid, combust, trigger, blow one's stack, bring out, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, start, spark off, instigate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, spark, inflate, touch off, aggrandize, depart, start out, set forth, burst, actuate, dramatize, stir up, cancel, set out

    Antonyms:
    reduce, scale down

  2. blow up, enlarge, magnify(verb)

    make large

    "blow up an image"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, expand, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, inflate, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

    Antonyms:
    scale down, reduce

  3. flip one's lid, blow up, 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(verb)

    get very angry and fly into a rage

    "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, ignite, embroider, puff up, erupt, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, conflagrate, combust, flip one's lid, burn, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, inflate, take fire, aggrandize, dramatize, catch fire, blow one's stack

    Antonyms:
    scale down, reduce

  4. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise(verb)

    add details to

    Synonyms:
    broider, go ballistic, decorate, puff out, detonate, adopt, trudge, have kittens, ornament, slog, embroider, deck, fill out, inflate, puff, lose one's temper, beautify, hit the roof, explode, plod, combust, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, magnify, expand, prettify, amplify, adorn, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, footslog, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, tramp, grace, throw a fit, aggrandize, bolster, dramatize, blow one's stack, fancify, puff up

    Antonyms:
    scale down, reduce

  5. detonate, explode, blow up(verb)

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

    "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

    Synonyms:
    go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, flip one's lid, combust, blow one's stack, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, inflate, aggrandize, burst, dramatize

    Antonyms:
    reduce, scale down

  6. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify(verb)

    exaggerate or make bigger

    "The charges were inflated"

    Synonyms:
    balloon, go ballistic, lucubrate, expatiate, puff out, exposit, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, expound, flesh out, inflate, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, boom, extend, combust, spread out, flip one's lid, magnify, dilate, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, overstate, enlarge, billow, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, flourish, exaggerate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, elaborate, thrive, expand, aggrandize, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, dramatize, blow one's stack

    Antonyms:
    reduce, scale down

  7. inflate, blow up(verb)

    fill with gas or air

    "inflate a balloons"

    Synonyms:
    balloon, go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, inflate, puff, hit the roof, explode, throw a fit, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, enlarge, billow, blow a fuse, hit the ceiling, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, expand, aggrandize, dramatize, blow one's stack

    Antonyms:
    scale down, reduce

  8. puff, puff up, blow up, puff out(verb)

    to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

    "puffed out chests"

    Synonyms:
    embellish, draw, heave, puff out, puff up, chuff, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, whiff, drag, detonate, puff, hit the roof, explode, huff, combust, flip one's lid, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, go ballistic, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, gasp, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, inflate, throw a fit, pant, aggrandize, dramatize, blow one's stack, swell

    Antonyms:
    reduce, scale down

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blow up

    Synonyms:
    [Active.] inflate, fill with air

  2. blow up

    Synonyms:
    burst, scatter by explosion, cause to explode

  3. blow up

    Synonyms:
    kindle

  4. blow up

    Synonyms:
    (Low.) scold, rate, berate, chide, reprimand, censure, reprove, blame, scold at

  5. blow up

    Synonyms:
    [Neuter.] explode, burst, be scattered by explosion

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How to use blow up in a sentence?

  1. Passenger Joel Bingham:

    As we went through the crossing, I saw the car blow up right outside the window. And we started rockin' and rollin', we went right on the ground there.

  2. Stephen Beal:

    You can be able to build rockets and not be able to build a bomb that’ll blow up in a box.

  3. Greg Carbin:

    By Thursday, it looks like all those ingredients come together. ... You can really blow up some big storms.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We're going to have to start looking at people very closely because we can't allow this to happen to our country, i'm not ruling out anything. I don't rule out anything. If people come in and blow up people and shoot people and kill people, I don't rule out anything.

  5. Donald Trump:

    If he would've talked you might not have had the blow up -- all these people dead and all these people wounded because he probably knew about it, we have to be smart. I mean it's hard to believe. We can't waterboard -- listen, nothing's nice about it, but it's your minimal form of torture.

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Translations for blow up

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  • aufblasen, sprengen, vergrößern, explodierenGerman
  • ανατινάζωGreek
  • faire sauter, gonflerFrench
  • gonfiareItalian
  • 拡大する, 爆破Japanese
  • wysadzać, wybuchaćPolish
  • explodir, ampliar, encherPortuguese
  • взрываться, взрывать, надуть, взорваться, взорвать, надуватьRussian
  • spränga, förstora, blåsa upp, exploderaSwedish
  • şişirmek, havaya uçurmak, büyütmek, havaya uçmakTurkish

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