[ blohn-uhp ]

  1. (of a picture, photograph, image, etc.) enlarged.

  2. damaged or destroyed by demolition, explosion, etc.: blown-up bridges.

  1. (of a ball, balloon, etc.) inflated.

  2. overexpanded; unduly large: a blown-up sense of importance.

Origin of blown-up

First recorded in 1860–65

Words Nearby blown-up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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