Textual thesaurus for "blow up"

(verb) magnify, enlarge

make large

blow up an image

(verb) puff, puff out, puff up

to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

puffed out chests

(verb) inflate

fill with gas or air

inflate a balloons

(verb) expand, amplify, inflate

exaggerate or make bigger

The charges were inflated

(verb) explode, detonate

burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction

the bomb detonated at noon; The Molotov cocktail exploded

(verb) explode, detonate, set off

cause to burst with a violent release of energy

We exploded the nuclear bomb

(verb) dramatise, dramatize, aggrandise, aggrandize, pad, embellish, embroider, lard

add details to

(verb) fly off the handle, flip one's lid, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, combust, blow a fuse, blow one's stack, have a fit, have kittens, go ballistic, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, throw a fit

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