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Synonyms for blow up
blow up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explode, detonate, blow up, set offverb

    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, magnifyverb

    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 ballisticverb

    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, dramatiseverb

    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 upverb

    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, amplifyverb

    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 upverb

    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 outverb

    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. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar:

    We are going to enter into a life of contradictions. In politics, we will have equality and in social and economic rights, we will have inequality. We must remove this contradiction or else who suffer from this inequality will blow up the structure.

  2. Craig Caine:

    Then, I found out it was someone who basically had enough dynamite to blow up half of Manhattan.

  3. Edmund S. Morgan:

    Children whose curiosity survives parental discipline and who manage to grow up before they blow up are invited to join the Yale faculty. Within the university they go on asking their questions and trying to find the answers ... it is a place where the world's hostility to curiosity can be defied.

  4. Boris Johnson:

    The euro is a calamitous project, it will limp on with sclerotic growth rates, it will eventually blow up but I wouldn't care to bet when.

  5. Actress Tina Fey:

    My character in the movie, she makes a choice to kind of blow up her life, she's stuck in her life and she makes the choice to jump and try something new.


Translations for blow up

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  • explodieren, aufblasen, sprengen, vergrößernGerman
  • ανατινάζωGreek
  • faire sauter, gonflerFrench
  • gonfiareItalian
  • 拡大する, 爆破Japanese
  • wysadzać, wybuchaćPolish
  • encher, ampliar, explodirPortuguese
  • взорвать, надувать, взорваться, надуть, взрывать, взрыватьсяRussian
  • blåsa upp, förstora, spränga, exploderaSwedish
  • havaya uçurmak, büyütmek, havaya uçmak, şişirmekTurkish

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