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Definition of "blowup" [blowup]

  • An explosion. (noun)
  • An outburst of temper. (noun)
  • A photographic enlargement. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blowup" in a sentence
  • "CHRIS ARNOLD: Around the country, homeowners on the verge of foreclosure are trying to figure out whether this latest blowup is going to give them some more time."
  • "As usual, Brad Molnar's take on the Mike Lange blowup is a bit different than anything else you are likely to read."
  • "My smallest boat, a 9 foot blowup, which is always loosing air is powered by a 5 HP motor and has a retail value of only a couple of hundred dollars."