To blow up

Definition of To blow up

to be torn to pieces and thrown into the air as by an explosion of powder or gas or the expansive force of steam; to burst; to explode; as, a powder mill or steam boiler blows up.
- Tatler.
To fill with air; to swell; as, to blow up a bladder or bubble.
To inflate, as with pride, self-conceit, etc.; to puff up; as, to blow one up with flattery.
To excite; as, to blow up a contention.
- Milton.
To burst, to raise into the air, or to scatter, by an explosion; as, to blow up a fort.
To scold violently; as, to blow up a person for some offense.
To inflate; to distend.
To destroy by an explosion from beneath.
To explode; as, the boiler blew up.
To reprove angrily; to scold.

See also: Blow Blow Blow Blow Blow Blow Up Up Up Up



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To bind up in
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To bite the dust
To bite the ground
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To bite the tongue
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To blaze away
To blear the eye of
To bless from
To block out
To blow great guns
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to blow one's stacks
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