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blew up

verb as in inflate

verb as in explode

verb as in magnify importance

verb as in burst with anger

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Example Sentences

You lived in New York City about 15 years ago before you really blew up.

Before long, the methane ignited and the entire store blew up.

In 1998, when the hedge fund Long Term Capital Management blew up, the New York Fed helped organize a $3.65 billion bailout.

As the rebels departed, they blew up an 81-car munitions train stranded on a siding.

“We blew up an entire planet, just for a Doofenshmirtz gag,” laughs Povenmire.

In the second place, I want to tell you that we blew up your cave without intending to do more than burn some of the things in it.

The San Domingo (70 guns) blew up; the flagship Phœnix (80 guns), and three other ships of 70 guns, were taken.

During the three days we did "support" the enemy blew up several houses in this road with shells.

She also got aground on a mud bank near the Jersey shore and at noon blew up.

Two minutes afterwards the ship blew up with a glorious detonation.


On this page you'll find 106 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blow up, such as: fill, billow, bloat, distend, enlarge, and expand.

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