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synonyms for ballooned

  • enlarge
  • expand
  • inflate
  • swell
  • belly
  • bulge
  • dilate
  • distend
  • blow up
  • puff out
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antonyms for ballooned

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  • abridge
  • compress
  • contract
  • lessen
  • lower
  • shrink
  • cave in
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How to use ballooned in a sentence

Then, quite suddenly, a pale violet disc in front of them ballooned out of nowhere and slid off to one side.
ISLANDS OF SPACEJOHN W CAMPBELL
Miss Cherrie smiled graciously, made them a bow that ballooned her silk skirt over the whole sidewalk, and sailed on.
A CHANGED HEARTMAY AGNES FLEMING
The awning suddenly ballooned and went up into the air, taking some of the awning posts with it.
THE MEADOW-BROOK GIRLS AFLOATJANET ALDRIDGE
His sleeves and shoulders were ballooned after the German fashion, his sword clanked on the tiles.
THE FIFTH QUEEN CROWNEDFORD MADOX FORD
Oswell's stainless steel teeth clacked, and the breezes trailing the thunderclouds ballooned his orange silk kimono.
THY ROCKS AND RILLSROBERT ERNEST GILBERT
He sat upright in his armchair with a clarionet pressed to his lips and his cheeks ballooned, playing "Trouble in the Land."
THE TEMPERINGCHARLES NEVILLE BUCK
A vast dust cloud ballooned above the herd; and five riderless Circle L horses trotted aimlessly about, snorting with fright.
THE TRAIL HORDECHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
They ballooned out, swelling to the wind, and the galeasse surged forward at a speed that was more than doubled.
THE SEA-HAWKRAPHAEL SABATINI
It ballooned slowly out like a gigantic genie rising from a fisherman's bottle.
NEW YORK TIMES CURRENT HISTORY; THE EUROPEAN WAR, VOL 2, NO. 2, MAY, 1915VARIOUS
Tapes trailed and rippled and fluttered in the merry morning breeze, and the gray silk ballooned and rose and fell.
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