Meaning of “blow (sb/sth) up” in the English Dictionary

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"blow (sb/sth) up" in British English

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blow (sb/sth) up

phrasal verb with blow uk /bləʊ/ us /bloʊ/ verb blew, blown

B1 to destroy something or kill someone with a bomb, or to be destroyed or killed by a bomb:

They threatened to blow up the plane if their demands were not met.
He drove over a landmine and his Jeep blew up.

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(Definition of “blow (sb/sth) up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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