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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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Kohlberg's blowup literally left a lot of money on the table.
Another effective technique is to obtain a blowup of the defendant pathologist's erroneous report and place it where jurors can see it for as long as possible--it is concrete evidence of the defendant's negligence.
I can remember a few times when we've had little blowups and sent apology letters over e-mail," she says.
Worldcom's bankruptcy filing heaped misery on the ailing European bank sector on July 22, adding to the suffering banks have endured due to accounting blowups and equity market losses.
Generally, strong quakes aren't associated with such blowups, Mori said.
Three survivors describe what it was like in the eye of one of the worst blowups of the deadliest fire season in history.