verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of balloon
OTHER WORDS FROM balloonbal·loon·like, adjective
Words nearby balloon
Example sentences from the Web for balloon
Yet the costs of law enforcement are ballooning and, according to City Council members, unsustainable.
Zhong isn’t the only one whose fortune has ballooned from Nongfu’s trading debut.A blockbuster IPO briefly made a bottled water entrepreneur China’s richest man|Grady McGregor|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Perhaps this is why search interest in SEO itself, which was largely stagnant from mid-2017 to early this year, has ballooned.SEO in the second half of 2020: Five search opportunities to act on now|Jim Yu|August 17, 2020|Search Engine Watch
In a brief moment of rapid expansion, that burst of energy inflated the cosmos like a balloon.
Future satellites or weather balloons could provide data on whether this has happened, says Pengfei Yu.Australian wildfires pumped smoke to record heights|Maria Temming|July 27, 2020|Science News For Students
He was like an un-tied balloon that had been inflated and immediately released.Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve's Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told|Marlow Stern|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had grown so perfect and gentle and consoling that it was unbearable, she was a big, round smooth balloon without a face.
The Great Texas Balloon Race on July 29th-August 4th feature daily races with some of the best balloon pilot talent in the game.Balloon Races Are Suddenly Cool. Why? Because, Instagram|Starbucks|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Manned, unmanned, a balloon, a kite—you still have to get the information into the hands of the firefighters.Fighting Wildfire With Satellites, Lasers, and Drones|Elizabeth Lopatto|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was a tethered reconnaissance balloon, as first used 220 years ago in the French Revolutionary War.
For, at that moment Squinty stood up on his hind legs, as the boy had taught him, and walked over toward the big balloon basket.
Squinty cuddled down in the basket of the balloon, between two bags full of something, and shivered.
There were a great many of them in the balloon, and Squinty thought they must have something good in them.
Mandy Ann had put on her best frock, a white one, stiff with starch, and standing out like a small balloon.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
There was nothing left before him now but San Francisco or a balloon; heaven being out of the question.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
British Dictionary definitions for balloon
- a kick or stroke that propels a ball high into the air
- (as modifier)a balloon shot
- a large sum paid as an irregular instalment of a loan repayment
- (as modifier)a balloon loan
- an inflatable plastic tube used for dilating obstructed blood vessels or parts of the alimentary canal
- (as modifier)balloon angioplasty
Derived forms of balloonballooning, nounballoonist, nounballoon-like, adjective
Word Origin for balloon
Medical definitions for balloon
Idioms and Phrases with balloon
In addition to the idiom beginning with balloon
- balloon goes up, the
- go over (like a lead balloon)
- trial balloon