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Definition of "blow up" [blow up]

  • To explode or be destroyed by explosion. (verb)
  • To cause (something or someone) to explode, or to destroy (something) or maim or kill (someone) by means of an explosion. (verb)
  • To inflate or fill with air. (verb)
  • To enlarge or zoom in. (verb)
  • To fail disastrously. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "blow up" in a sentence
  • "On Christmas Day, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was arrested for trying to blow up a"
  • "Days after Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen and resident of Connecticut, tried to blow up a car bomb in Times Square, Sen. Joe Lieberman seized on renewed fears of a terrorist attack to announce his latest legislative gambit: the "Terrorism Expatriation Act" -- or "TEA" -- which would revoke the citizenship of any American "who is found to be involved with a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the State Department.""
  • "They might not be able to blow up a car, fire a submachine gun, freeze an opponent, battle a zombie or engage in a samurai-style tournament in the real world."