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!