Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of balloon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Swelled out like a balloon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Swelled out like a balloon.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The margin ballooned to 40-16 early in the second quarter.

    USATODAY.com

  • The verb ballooned is inspired, suggesting, as it does, puffed-up-ness and hot air; after all, it’s not the man’s worth that has expanded, but merely his sense of that worth (at least in the eyes of his observer).

    A Close Read

  • The state originally estimated that it would cost only about $80,000 extra per retiree, but after legislators added all the union-demanded sweeteners, that price tag ballooned to $200,000.

    State Budget Bunk

  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

    Fore, right!

  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand -- hit anew Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

    seMissourian.com Headlines

  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once-unassailable brand -- hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • It's part of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand -- hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • News Toyota's global recall ballooned Tuesday to 8.5 million cars and trucks with the official announcement that 440,000 of its Prius and other hybrids were being recalled.

    WN.com - Business News

  • As the recall ballooned, grocery chains across the country checked their lists, yanking bad eggs and posting signs informing customers which cartons were safe to buy.

    ajc.com - News

  • It'spart of an all-out drive by the world's biggest auto manufacturer to redeem its once unassailable brand - hit anew on Tuesday as Toyota's global recall ballooned to 8.5 million cars and trucks.

    daytondailynews.com - News

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