Complete Definition of "blow up"

see|blow-up
English

Verb
en-verb|inf=to blow up|blows up|blowing up|blew up|blown up

  1. intransitive to explode or destroy by explosion

#: Why do cars in movies always blow up when they fall off a cliff?

  1. transitive to explode or destroy something by explosion

#: We had to blow up the bridge before the enemy army arrived

  1. transitive to inflate or fill with air

#: Blow up the balloons.

  1. transitive to enlarge or zoom in

#: Blow up the picture to get a better look at their faces.

  1. slang to get big or popular really quickly

#: This album is about to ''Blow up, theyâre being promoted on MTV

  1. slang to suddenly get very angry

#: Dad blew up at me when I told him I was pregnant

Usage notes
In senses 2, 3, and 4 the object may appear before or after the particle. If the object is a pronoun, then it must be before the particle.

Translations
trans-top|to explode
German: explodieren
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to inflate
German: aufblasen
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|to enlarge
German: vergröÃern
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Category:English ergative verbs
Category:English phrasal verbs

da:blow up
it:blow up
vi:blow up

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