blow (sb/sth) up
— phrasal verb with blow uk /bləʊ/ us /bloʊ/ verb blew, blown
- A small band of guerrillas has blown up a train in the mountains.
- The army used precision-guided munitions to blow up enemy targets.
- They used plastic explosive to blow up the bridge.
- Guy Fawkes was executed for treason after he took part in a plot to blow up the British Parliament building.
- The car blew up when flames reached its fuel tank.