from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. to be torn to pieces and thrown into the air as by an explosion of powder or gas or the expansive force of steam; to burst; to explode; as, a powder mill or steam boiler blows up.
- transitive v. To scold violently; as, to blow up a person for some offense.
- adv. To reprove angrily; to scold.
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