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English definition of “blow up”

blow up

(STORM) phrasal verb with blow     /bləʊ/ US  /bloʊ/ verb (blew, blown)
When a storm blows up, it begins.Stormy weatherWind and winds
(Definition of blow up (STORM) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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