blow up

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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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Doing so gave better case neck support to the bottom section of the bullet and we expected to lower bullet blow ups and maybe even cure them entirely.
For what it is worth, they still credit me as being the first reliable source to experience bullet blow ups with the 90's.
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.
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.
An alarming rise in the number of car engines that have blown up due to running out of oil has been identified by Lex Vehicle Leasing which has experienced nearly 60 engine blow ups so far this year.
Inside the Soul Cafe you will find giant blow ups of Marvin Gaye and other Icons.