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Synonyms for blow up

Synonyms for (verb) blow up

Synonyms: blow up, magnify, enlarge Definition: make large Usage: blow up an image

Similar words: increase Definition: make bigger or more Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms: blow up, puff, puff out, puff up Definition: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs" Usage: puffed out chests

Similar words: intumesce, tumefy, tumesce, swell, swell up Definition: expand abnormally Usage: The bellies of the starving children are swelling

Synonyms: blow up, inflate Definition: fill with gas or air Usage: inflate a balloons

Similar words: expand Definition: make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity Usage: expand the house by adding another wing

Synonyms: blow up, expand, amplify, inflate Definition: exaggerate or make bigger Usage: The charges were inflated

Similar words: increase Definition: make bigger or more Usage: The boss finally increased her salary; The university increased the number of students it admitted

Synonyms: explode, blow up, detonate, set off Definition: cause to burst with a violent release of energy Usage: We exploded the nuclear bomb

Similar words: change integrity Definition: change in physical make-up

Synonyms: dramatise, dramatize, aggrandise, aggrandize, blow up, pad, embellish, embroider, lard Definition: add details to

Similar words: exaggerate, amplify, magnify, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overdraw, overstate Definition: to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth Usage: tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

Synonyms: fly off the handle, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, combust, blow a fuse, blow one's stack, blow up, have a fit, have kittens, go ballistic, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, throw a fit Definition: get very angry and fly into a rage Usage: The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question; Spam makes me go ballistic

Similar words: rage Definition: feel intense anger Usage: Rage against the dying of the light!