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blow up

 
See:
blow
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to destroy or be destroyed through an explosion.
In many action movies, cars blow up all the time.
similar words:
destroy
definition 2: to fill with air or gas.
Let's blow up the balloons.
synonyms:
inflate
similar words:
balloon
definition 3: (informal) to lose one's temper.
When he broke his promise to her, she blew up.
synonyms:
explode
similar words:
burst, fly off the handle