Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blow_up

3 senses of blowup

Sense 1
explosion, detonation, blowup -- (a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction)
       => discharge -- (the sudden giving off of energy)

Sense 2
effusion, gush, outburst, blowup, ebullition -- (an unrestrained expression of emotion)
       => expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion -- (expression without words; "tears are an expression of grief"; "the pulse is a reflection of the heart's condition")

Sense 3
enlargement, blowup, magnification -- (a photographic print that has been enlarged)
       => photograph, photo, exposure, picture, pic -- (a representation of a person or scene in the form of a print or transparent slide; recorded by a camera on light-sensitive material)

Antonyms of verb blow_up

1 of 8 senses of blow up

Sense 2
blow up, enlarge, magnify -- (make large; "blow up an image")
       Antonym of reduce (Sense 9)
      => reduce, scale down -- (make smaller; "reduce an image")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blow_up

8 senses of blow up

Sense 1
explode, detonate, blow up, set off -- (cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 2
blow up, enlarge, magnify -- (make large; "blow up an image")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 3
flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic -- (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")
       => rage -- (feel intense anger; "Rage against the dying of the light!")

Sense 4
embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise -- (add details to)
       => overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")

Sense 5
detonate, explode, blow up -- (burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded")

Sense 6
inflate, blow up, expand, amplify -- (exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated")
       => increase -- (make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted")

Sense 7
inflate, blow up -- (fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons")
       => expand -- (make bigger or wider in size, volume, or quantity; "expand the house by adding another wing")

Sense 8
puff, puff up, blow up, puff out -- (to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests")
       => swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")

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