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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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greater than or equal to]0] induces a smooth (real analytic) map between spherical blow-ups.
The Celtic manager said: "I actually think dressing-room blow-ups can be a good thing from time to time.
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.
Large-scale photo blow-ups lifted from a treasure trove of black and white prints given to the artist by his grandmother, as well as historic photographs he collects, animate these works to place African Americans at the center of American and world history.
Her disappointments have led to a series of blow-ups, damaging her relationships and her business.
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 the end of the show, two floors up, what should surely be the climactic section on Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia (white plaster moulds of details hung unprepossessingly amid black-and-white blow-ups of period photographs) is rounded off by a long line of period (black-and-white) postcards of the devastation wrought by the riots of Semana Tragica or 'Tragic Week' of 1909, almost an abortive revolution.
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.
The dinner-table conversations, the blow-ups, the expressions of dissatisfaction with how their world is turning.
Initially, this may keep the rider from having to deal with blow-ups.
Blow-ups from various formats look fine on the big screen, and final song, by Morten Naess, provides a powerful coda.
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.