(of a picture, photograph, image, etc.) enlarged.
damaged or destroyed by demolition, explosion, etc.: blown-up bridges.
(of a ball, balloon, etc.) inflated.
overexpanded; unduly large: a blown-up sense of importance.
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How to use blown-up in a sentence
He was blown up in July 2012 by a bomb that the Free Syrian Army claimed it planted.Digital Doublethink: Playing Truth or Dare with Putin, Assad and ISIS | Christopher Dickey, Anna Nemtsova | November 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One strip, Foolish Grandpa and Sour Henry, shows Grandpa being hit on the head by a sandbag and blown up by dynamite.
Within hours of completing their takeover of Sinjar, the Sayyida Zaynab mosque, a Shia holy site, was reportedly blown up.Iraq’s Religious Minorities are Being Slaughtered and ISIS Just Captured the Last Town Giving Them Shelter | Andrew Slater | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Then a gas pipeline in the Poltava region of Ukraine was suddenly blown up by unknown assailants.
I know which ones will get you shot at and which ones will get you blown up.
A groom is a chap, that a gentleman keeps to clean his 'osses, and be blown up, when things go wrong.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
The bag, being blown up, forms a wind reservoir and the amount of tone can be regulated by the pressure of the arm.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building | George Laing Miller
Accordingly, the Marshal retired with the remnants of his corps to the Elster, only to find the bridge blown up.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The "Virginia" was later blown up when the Confederates evacuated Norfolk.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia | Dorothy M. Torpey
Fort Bizoton, Port-au-Prince, blown up by its commandant, in revenge of some supposed injuries received from his superiors.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell