Word of the Day: Blow Up


1. to inflate with air:
“can you blow up some balloons for the party tonight?”
2. to explode or cause an explosion
“the engine blew up because it overheated.”
“the terrorists tried to blow up the embassy.”
3. to make a photograph bigger
“it’s a nice photo, I’d like to blow it up to poster size for my wall.”

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