to blow up

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الإنجليزية - الإنجليزية
To fail disastrously
To explode or be destroyed by explosion

Why do cars in movies always blow up when they fall off a cliff?.

To enlarge or zoom in

Blow up the picture to get a better look at their faces.

To explode something or somebody or destroy something or injure or kill somebody by explosion

More civilians than soldiers have been blown up by anti-personnel mines.

To suddenly get very angry

Dad blew up at me when I told him I was pregnant.

To become popular very quickly

This album is about to blow up; they’re being promoted on MTV.

To inflate or fill with air

Blow up the balloons.

exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
v i to become fatigued or exhausted The Ultimate Warrior was said to be one of a number of wrestlers who blows up on the entry ramp
A sudden increase in fire intensity and rate of spread, sufficient to preclude fire control, or to upset existing suppression plans It is often accompanied by powerful convection
cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
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fill with air (e.g. a ballon); enlarge; exaggerate; lose one's temper; cause something to explode; explode
If someone blows an incident up or if it blows up, it is made to seem more serious or important than it really is. Newspapers blew up the story The media may be blowing it up out of proportion The scandal blew up into a major political furore
A photographic or lithographic term used to explain the enlargement of an original to another larger size
A photographic enlargement
If a wind or a storm blows up, the weather becomes very windy or stormy. A storm blew up over the mountains
an enlargement, most frequently of a graphic image or photograph
fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
If you blow up at someone, you lose your temper and shout at them. I'm sorry I blew up at you When Myra told Karp she'd expose his past, he blew up. = explode
make large; "blow up an image"
To become cardiovascularly exhausted in a match
  What happens when a ISSUE escalates from something no one knows about to something everyone knows about and threatens to bring down a minister or government   The beleaguered member hopes that the controversy blows over and is soon forgotten (Added December 2002)
get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
If a photographic image is blown up, a large copy is made of it. The image is blown up on a large screen. two blown up photos of Paddy. see also blow-up
to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
To become fatigued or exhausted The Ultimate Warrior was said to be one of a number of wrestlers who blows up on the entry ramp
an enlargement
make large; "blow up an image
If someone blows something up or if it blows up, it is destroyed by an explosion. He was jailed for 45 years for trying to blow up a plane Their boat blew up as they slept
If you blow up something such as a balloon or a tyre, you fill it with air. Other than blowing up a tyre I hadn't done any car maintenance
to blow up