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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. Margaret Atwood:

    It’s not an original thought. People had that thought at the time, japanese pilots during WWII, same idea. There are very few absolutely new ideas. The difference with ‘Star Wars’ is because it was a film, Han Solo gets to fly away. He doesn’t blow up his own plane. He just blows up the Death Star.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    When word-mongering and showboating becomes too maddening, everything may blow up in the face and the mirror will not waver to bite back. ( "The day the mirror was talking back" )

  3. President Trump:

    Theyre allowed to kill our people. Theyre allowed to torture and maim our people. Theyre allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And were not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesnt work that way.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I would just bomb those suckers, that's right. I'd blow up the pipes, I'd blow up the refineries, every single inch, there would be nothing left.

  5. Tony Robbins:

    I really wanted to blow up some financial myths. What you don't know will hurt you, and this book will arm you so you don't get taken advantage of.


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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