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

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


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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