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OTHER WORDS FROM inflatein·flat·er, in·fla·tor, nouno·ver·in·flate, verb (used with object), o·ver·in·flat·ed, o·ver·in·flat·ing.re·in·flate, verb, re·in·flat·ed, re·in·flat·ing.
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We can place limits on stock buybacks and bailouts so companies are forced to be responsible with their money instead of using it to inflate their share prices or line the pockets of executives—many of whom are already overpaid.How we can save small business from coronavirus-induced extinction|matthewheimer|September 10, 2020|Fortune
Popular trades become crowded trades, inflating asset bubbles.Global stocks climb—and futures jump—after Tuesday’s sell-off|Bernhard Warner|September 9, 2020|Fortune
It’s also the product of a strategy of endorsing candidates who are already in a good position to win — perhaps with the explicit goal of inflating his top-line win rate, and therefore his reputation.Almost Everyone Trump Endorses Wins Their Primary … But Is He Padding His Record?|Nathaniel Rakich (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 26, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
The issue this month is that many teachers were laid off earlier than usual this summer, which may have artificially inflated July’s jobs numbers.Yes, Unemployment Fell. But The Recovery Seems To Be Slowing Down.|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|August 7, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Then the blob can inflate into a finished house in 45 minutes.Larvaceans’ underwater ‘snot palaces’ boast elaborate plumbing|Susan Milius|June 15, 2020|Science News
Does it matter whether Taylor Swift wants me to inflate my Internet notoriety by doing a dumb thing where I lip sync to her music?Death of the Author by Viral Infection: In Defense of Taylor Swift, Digital Doomsayer|Arthur Chu|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Otherwise, there's a tendency for people with small businesses to inflate the expenses of the business to match the income.
Apropos inflation, the government could try to inflate its way out of this crisis, covering the deficit by printing money.
But could this invoking of the words of the Godfather of Soul be a belated effort to inflate these flat polling numbers?Why Mitt Romney’s Use of James Brown Annoys Black Voters|Mansfield Frazier|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You have to add a lot of minor traffic violators and visa overstayers to inflate that figure to 94 percent.Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Is Latest to Reject ‘Secure Communities’ Immigration Law|Robert M. Morgenthau|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Only their bubbs were intact, but there was nothing with which to inflate them.The Planet Strappers|Raymond Zinke Gallun
Away with these words which inflate vanity and wound charity.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
His care was not so much to inflate the rent-roll as to get in all the ready-money he could.The Weird Sisters, Volume I (of 3)|Richard Dowling
They could flatten and drift about in the water, or they could inflate and rise in the air.The Scapegoat|Richard Maples
By steady practice at his little pipe, he in about a year got so that he could inflate five whole inches.