blow-up

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb phrase blow up.

Adjective[edit]

blow-up (not comparable)

  1. Inflatable; able to be blown up.
    The kids played with a blow-up sea-monster in the pool.

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Noun[edit]

blow-up (plural blow-ups)

  1. (informal) An explosion (physical or emotional).
    I heard Jen's blow-up from the next room.
  2. (informal) An enlargement (e.g. of a photograph).
    Make a blow-up of the chart so we have more room to draw on it.

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