verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of balloon
OTHER WORDS FROM balloonbal·loon·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for balloon
As the startups that launched on Shopify, like Allbirds and Glossier, have grown up, Shopify’s influence over the e-commerce ecosystem has ballooned.As its ecosystem grows, companies are becoming reliant on Shopify for more parts of their business|Anna Hensel|November 13, 2020|Digiday
Given that three years have elapsed and that fund sizes have only continued to balloon, and that new partners are usually brought in just before a new fund closes, the firm appears poised to announce an even bigger vehicle any day now.Former Dropbox CFO Ajay Vashee is joining the powerhouse venture firm IVP in January|Connie Loizos|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
As the market for enterprise tools and software continues to balloon, organizations are spending more and more on that software across an increasingly complicated and rapidly evolving landscape.Bootstrapped Clearfind wants to cut your software spend, for a small fee|Jordan Crook|November 11, 2020|TechCrunch
Six years in the making, this gotta-catch-'em-all style adventure game’s beginning is more exciting than I expected after a crash-landing of your hot-air balloon contraption during a storm.‘Bugsnax’ is charming and funny, but sapped by vexing gameplay|Harold Goldberg|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Its surface was thick, yet fragile like a balloon, but it was the size of a planet.
On the other, you risk ballooning one into the backstop in front of 50,000 people.Viral Video of the Day: Chrissy Teigen's Drunken Dodger Pitch|Jack Holmes|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“I think one interesting facet is how these stars are ballooning without any real traditional [media] support,” Fishman says.Back Off, B*tches. There’s Only One Butt Selfie Queen|Cheryl Wischhover|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next came an economic downturn, in 1990, coupled with ballooning deficits.What Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush Have in Common|Andrew Romano|October 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Instead, she launched into the now-very familiar GOP talking points about ballooning food stamps rolls and weak jobs reports.Bill Clinton, Reince Priebus, Ann Coulter, and More Sunday Talk|The Daily Beast Video|September 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Since then she has dodged demands from the hotel to settle her ballooning bill, French daily Le Parisien reported.
People are busy ballooning or driving; shooting like stars along railroads; or migrating like swallows or wild-geese.
Yet here it appears to be the one thing wanting to give success to that despair of aeronauts, military ballooning.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
The great spar crashed out to the extent of its arc, and the sail volleyed with it, ballooning under the weight of the wind.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
It is a wretched result of the art of ballooning, if it can be turned to no better account than this.
Much is still desiderated, in order to the practicability of ballooning as a generally useful art.
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