Synonyms of blowing up


1. berating, blowing up, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand

usage: a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"


1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off, change integrity

usage: cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"

2. blow up, enlarge, magnify, increase

usage: make large; "blow up an image"

3. flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic, rage

usage: get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"

4. embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, blow up, dramatize, dramatise, overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify

usage: add details to

5. detonate, explode, blow up

usage: burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"

6. inflate, blow up, expand, amplify, increase

usage: exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"

7. inflate, blow up, expand

usage: fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"

8. puff, puff up, blow up, puff out, swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

usage: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"

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