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Meaning of BLOW UP

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  (photography) make large; "blow up an image"
  2. [v]  to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
  3. [v]  fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
  4. [v]  exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
  5. [v]  cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
  6. [v]  add details to
  7. [v]  blow one's stack; fly off the handle, flip one's wig; lose one's temper; blow a fuse; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"
 Synonyms: aggrandise, aggrandize, amplify, combust, detonate, dramatise, dramatize, embellish, embroider, enlarge, explode, inflate, lard, magnify, pad, puff, puff out, puff up, set off, throw a fit
 Antonyms: deflate, reduce, scale down
 See Also: amplify, billow, burst, change integrity, dynamite, exaggerate, expand, fulminate, glorify, heave, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, increase, intumesce, magnify, overdraw, overstate, rage, reflate, surge, swell, swell up, tumefy



Computing Dictionary

1. Of a scientific computation: to become unstable. It suggests that the computation is diverging so rapidly that it will soon overflow or at least go nonlinear.

2. blow out.

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