blow up

Definitions

  • "Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon."
    "Blow Up the Trumpet in the New Moon."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v blow up make large "blow up an image"
    • v blow up to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs" "puffed out chests"
    • v blow up fill with gas or air "inflate a balloons"
    • v blow up exaggerate or make bigger "The charges were inflated"
    • v blow up burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction "the bomb detonated at noon","The Molotov cocktail exploded"
    • v blow up cause to burst with a violent release of energy "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    • v blow up add details to
    • v blow up get very angry and fly into a rage "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question","Spam makes me go ballistic"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Preparing to Blow Up a Derelict Preparing to Blow Up a Derelict
Preparations for blowing up Flood Rock Preparations for blowing up Flood Rock

Quotations

  • Margaret Drabble
    Margaret Drabble
    “You learn to put your emotional luggage where it will do some good, instead of using it to shit on other people, or blow up aeroplanes.”
  • Monty Python
    Monty Python
    “It's funny, isn't it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?”
  • John F. Kennedy
    John%20F.%20Kennedy
    “I never know when I press these whether I am going to blow up Massachusetts or start the project.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “What should a wise person do when given a blow? Same as Cato when he was attacked; not fire up or revenge the insult., or even return the blow, but simply ignore it.”

Usage

In literature:

I had my orders to blow up the ship and I would have obeyed them.
"The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2" by Henry Baerlein
I suppose she's coming here to blow me up for refusing to let Burton take that girl of hers.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Jose sternly declined, and when Young Glory threatened to blow up the boats, he told him to do so.
"Young Glory and the Spanish Cruiser" by Walter Fenton Mott
But they'd take off, head out to sea, get a few miles offshore, and then blow up.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
But Farwell returned early, and spent a busy half hour in blowing up everybody from Keeler down.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
It makes me feel more steamy; as though I'd blow up sometimes.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
They were planning to blow up the viaduct.
"The Young Railroaders" by Francis Lovell Coombs
A very old English word for scold or revile, still in use, as when a man receives a good blowing-up.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In fact, we were about to give up the pursuit, when three blows, struck at regular intervals, resounded near us.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
I only wanted to stop the engine and get rid of the risk of the boat blowing up.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
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In poetry:

"Squall to windward!" Bosun yelling,
"Up there! Up you go!"
Feel the southern ocean swelling
To the coming blow!
"To The Lubber Poets" by Bill Adams
Satan, thy might
I do defy;
Live core of night
I patient lie:
A wind comes up the gray
Will blow thee clean away.
"The Asthmatic To The Satan That Binds Him" by George MacDonald
This way and that, now up, now down,
I hailed full many a blow.
Alas! beneath my weary arm
The thicket seemed to grow.
"The Old Chimaeras. Old Receipts" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Look up . . .
From bleakening hills
Blows down the light, first breath
Of wintry wind . . . look up, and scent
The snow!
"Snow" by Adelaide Crapsey
By dawn the wind had dwindled.
Day broke, brilliant but chilly.
We suited up and set out
to search the blowing snowfields.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
A second stroke so stiff and stern
Had laid the savage low;
But springing up, he rais'd his club
And aim'd a dreadful blow.
"Valentine and Ursine" by Anonymous British

In news:

John Beilein once wanted to 'blow up' Crisler Arena, but new renovations have him smiling.
BEVERLY — A tense, two-day investigation that forced lockdowns at Beverly Hospital and the Beverly Public Library ended with the arrest of a woman who had threatened to kill police officers and firefighters and blow up public buildings.
Policy Will Blow Up Spectacularly.
Apple won't try to 'blow up cable companies'.
Taylor Swift's 'Red' Set to Blow Up.
"The rumors get around saying that I'm going to blow up the building and totally change the face of the town and they're completely untrue," he said.
Pinterest is blowing up with cries of copyright infringement.
A secret code letter sent in 1812 by Napoleon Bonaparte boasting that his French forces would blow up Moscow's Kremlin has sold at auction for ten times its estimated presale price.
A secret code letter sent by French emperor Napoleon boasting that his multinational forces would blow up Moscow's Kremlin has sold at auction Sunday for €187,500 ($243,500) — 10 times its estimated presale price.
Towns across Britain light bonfires and set off fireworks on Nov 5 to commemorate Guy Fawkes' failed plot in 1605 to blow up Parliament.
Army engineers blowing up a house behind a field of marijuana in the Zhare District of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan.
Bosnian immigrant gets life sentence in plot to blow up N.Y. Adis Medunjanin was sentenced to life in prison in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The man who tried to blow up a US passenger plane three Christmases ago was sentenced to life in prison in a Detroit courtroom today.
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab pleaded guilty in October to a plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner on Dec 25, 2009.
Nizar Trabelsi is a former professional soccer player turned Islamic militant who planned to blow up a NATO airbase in Belgium.
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In science:

This gives the dual graph in Figure 6 with the proper transforms of the r + 1 (1, 0) horizontal curves and the (1, 1) horizontal curve indicated along with ˜L∞ and the exceptional curve E arising from the blow-up of the triple point in C .
Rational polynomials of simple type
If there are two such branches then the blow-ups that create them create corresponding branches beyond ( f1, 1) (or possibly just decrease the intersection number at ( f1, 1)).
Rational polynomials of simple type
In addition, we still have to perform the non-separating blow-up sequence at some point on the divisor.
Rational polynomials of simple type
Thus, if the non-separating blow-up sequence does occur beyond ( f1, 0)i for some i ≤ r − 1, then the ( f1, 0)r branch blows down, so we simply swap the labels i and r.
Rational polynomials of simple type
The non-separating blow-up sequence cannot occur on E or ˜L∞ because the resulting cutting divisor would not be sent to a finite value.
Rational polynomials of simple type
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