Definitions

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  • v. To explode or be destroyed by explosion.
  • v. To cause (something or someone) to explode, or to destroy (something) or maim or kill (someone) by means of an explosion.
  • v. To inflate or fill with air.
  • v. To enlarge or zoom in.
  • v. To fail disastrously.
  • v. To become popular very quickly.
  • v. To suddenly get very angry.
  • v. To relatively quickly become much more fat or rotund.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. make large
  • v. exaggerate or make bigger
  • v. to swell or cause to enlarge,
  • v. burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
  • v. fill with gas or air
  • v. get very angry and fly into a rage
  • v. add details to
  • v. cause to burst with a violent release of energy

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Examples

  • On Christmas Day, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was arrested for trying to blow up a

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  • For instance, when a massive jihadist plot to blow up ten airliners over the Atlantic and kill thousands was foiled in 2006, then-chief of homeland security Michael Chertoff briefed his agency using only the word extremists to describe the plotters—no mention of Islam.

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  • Under no duress, Libi spoke to the agents about Richard Reid, the so-called shoe bomber, who had recently been arrested in Boston after trying to blow up an American Airlines flight over the Atlantic.

    The Longest War

  • General Mohammed Said wanted to blow up the arsenal and most of the town and its defenders with it, but his officers preferred to take their chances in a jibba.

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • 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."

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  • He had been given his explosives-laden vest by a Pakistani Taliban commander named Akthar Mohammed, but, unlike some suicide bombers, he was not given tranquilizers before setting off on his assignment: to blow up a convoy of Western soldiers and so earn his ticket to Paradise.

    The Longest War

  • As far as the Liberty City group was concerned this was nonsense; the group of men, who were arrested for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago, smoked a great deal of marijuana and subscribed to the obscure beliefs of an outfit called the Moorish Science Temple; so nascent were their terrorist plans that they never even bothered to travel to Chicago.

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  • Through hard work and happenstance, a plot to blow up Los Angeles Airport was broken up, leading to further arrests in Brooklyn, Boston, and elsewhere.

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  • 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.

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  • Of particular interest to Pearl in mid-January 2002 was Richard Reid, the British-Jamaican “shoe bomber,” who had recently tried to blow up an American Airlines flight with explosives hidden in his sneakers.

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  • (n): in cinematography, an optical enlargement of a film from one gauge to another, such as 16mm up to 35mm.
    (ant): blow down

    January 18, 2009