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
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
A balloon popped and the sound was enough like a gunshot to make everybody jump.
But soon before he could get to work, he lost control of the balloon he had designed and built himself.
Taking your cues from Koons is like singing inside a balloon.From Lady Gaga To Jay-Z, “Serious” Art Is Ruining Pop Music|James Poulos|November 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Eyebrows Cressida: Imagine eyebrows drawn on a balloon with a blackened cork.
Further, there is provided means for admitting air at will into the balloon, by which the necessity for much ballast is obviated.The Dominion of the Air|J. M. Bacon
First crossing of the English Channel in a balloon—Blanchard, 1785.The Story of Great Inventions|Elmer Ellsworth Burns
Nothing remained to hinder the balloon from ascending but the hands and weight of those who were holding on to it with ropes.Erewhon|Samuel Butler
We got another glimpse of the balloon to cheer us, and were also edified in the course of the day with news of the Belmont battle.The Siege of Kimberley|T. Phelan
"Yes, the basket goes up with the balloon," said Mrs. Bobbsey.The Bobbsey Twins at the County Fair|Laura Lee Hope
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