blow up


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  • verb

Synonyms for blow up

cause to burst with a violent release of energy

burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

exaggerate or make bigger

fill with gas or air

to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

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Lot 47 Films and Blow Up Pictures announced today that "Never Get Outta the Boat" will be the first Blow Up production under the companies' three-year, multi-picture distribution agreement announced last week.
You guys see some of the blow ups," Woodson said, "but from a basketball standpoint, there's no better power forward in the league, I don't think, because he can post it, he can shoot it.
As such, Risk Fundamentals is the only risk management software system that measures the three major causes of both most hedge fund blow ups and the current credit crisis: liquidity, leverage, and counterparty risks.
The technique of integrating blow ups within a unique context has since become a trademark of this young photographer.
We had a couple of engine blow ups," said passenger Ian "but we finished 17 of the 21 races we started and won them all.