blowup

[ bloh-uhp ]
/ ˈbloʊˌʌp /

noun

an explosion.
a violent argument, outburst of temper, or the like, especially one resulting in estrangement.
Also blow-up. an enlargement of a photograph.

Nearby words

  1. blowout,
  2. blowpipe,
  3. blowsy,
  4. blowtorch,
  5. blowtube,
  6. blowy,
  7. blowzy,
  8. bls,
  9. bls.,
  10. blt

Origin of blowup

First recorded in 1800–10; noun use of verb phrase blow up

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