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Synonyms for blowup

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

Synonyms for blowup

a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction

a photographic print that has been enlarged

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The Keegan years were full of great football and big blow-ups.
Through blow-ups different life cycles like Alter Eco System, Energy Flow, Life: Individual to Biosphere, Water Cycle, Carbon Cycle and Nitrogen Cycle, have been displayed.
Another new for an art exhibition is that blow-ups of most of the art works will be displayed at various hotspots and metro stations.
The Celtic manager said: "I actually think dressing-room blow-ups can be a good thing from time to time.
After fitness problems, a series of injuries and costly engine blow-ups he admitted he was thinking of quitting before Bears promoter Brian Havelock snapped him up following his release by Glasgow.
The show has so many different surfaces, there's something for someone who just wants to come and have a good time and look at the colours and the blow-ups, but for people who have a little more insight, if you care to look through the surface, like the Mary Ellen Mark photographs and I Guess That's Why They Call It The Blues to the beautiful dancing in Believe, to the domestic violence scene in Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me, there's more there.
For the FADER 60 Spring Style issue release party we took over an empty gallery on Spring Street, hung up photo blow-ups from previous fashion stories and brought in New Jersey's Brick Bandits to play a heavy selection of classics (and that one Marilyn Manson song).
He possesses half of the chips in play at one point, only to turn kamikaze and perform one of the biggest blow-ups in recent poker history, eliminating himself in fourth position for a EUR600,000 payday.
The Studio 8 show, with umpteen dress changes and back-stage blow-ups, was a "crazy" affair, she says.
Basically, they should be likened to "B" movie artists who are judged by the number of car crashes, blow-ups and the amount of brain matter spattered around by bullets.
This book is exquisitely produced and an eye for detail is shared with the viewer in large blow-ups that begin each chapter.
At night, when he's not escorting one of these ladies to a cultural function her husband despises, Car hangs out at his Arab paparazzo boyfriend Emek's (Moritz Bleibtrau) grungy studio, where the photographer is working on a fine art project involving blow-ups of nude men from Abu Ghraib prison.
Initially, this may keep the rider from having to deal with blow-ups.
Former Federal Reserve Governor Lyle Gramley, appearing with Duncan during an economic press briefing, said that the signs point to a brief and moderate slowing of growth--barring no "geopolitical blow-ups.
That more than any of his infamous close calls and blow-ups in the game's biggest individual events will define his career.