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"blow up" in American English

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blow up

infml
phrasal verb with blow us   /bloʊ/ verb [I/T] past tense blew /blu/ , past participle blown /bloʊn/
  • (BECOME ANGRY)

to become suddenly very angry: He may blow up when he finds out how much I spent.
(Definition of blow up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"blow-up" in British English

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blow-upadjective

uk   /ˈbləʊ.ʌp/ us   /ˈbloʊ.ʌp/

blow-upnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbləʊ.ʌp/ us   /ˈbloʊ.ʌp/ informal

blow up

phrasal verb with blow uk   /bləʊ/ us   /bloʊ/ verb blew, blown
(Definition of blow-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blow-up" in Business English

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blow-upnoun [C]

also blowup uk   us   informal
a problem: I don't see any kind of blowup event that's going to cause the market to lose value.
(Definition of blow-up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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