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.

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Origin of blowup

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

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