blow (sb/sth) up definition, meaning - what is blow (sb/sth) up in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “blow (sb/sth) up”

See all translations

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.
More examples
Translations of “blow (sb/sth) up”
in Chinese (Traditional) (被)炸毀, (被)炸死…
in Chinese (Simplified) (被)炸毁, (被)炸死…
(Definition of blow (sb/sth) up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blow (sb/sth) up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More