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verb as in billow out; bloat

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Schools closed, the deficit ballooned, highways crumbled, jobs disappeared—I imagine ruby slippers were hocked.

And in this area, prices have ballooned, along with popular attention.

Like blood ivory, some see it as a status symbol due to its perceived prestige and ballooned financial value.

Her account ballooned to over 100,000 followers in the last six months, and she is about to launch her own line of workout pants.

Once World War II broke out, anti-Japanese sentiment ballooned.

Then, quite suddenly, a pale violet disc in front of them ballooned out of nowhere and slid off to one side.

Miss Cherrie smiled graciously, made them a bow that ballooned her silk skirt over the whole sidewalk, and sailed on.

The awning suddenly ballooned and went up into the air, taking some of the awning posts with it.

His sleeves and shoulders were ballooned after the German fashion, his sword clanked on the tiles.

Oswell's stainless steel teeth clacked, and the breezes trailing the thunderclouds ballooned his orange silk kimono.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ballooned, such as: swell, inflate, enlarge, expand, distend, and bulge.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.