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blowup

[bloh-uhp] /ˈbloʊˌʌp/
noun
1.
an explosion.
2.
a violent argument, outburst of temper, or the like, especially one resulting in estrangement.
3.
Also, blow-up. an enlargement of a photograph.
Origin of blowup
1800-1810
1800-10; noun use of verb phrase blow up
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blowup

noun
  1. A fit of anger (1800s+)
  2. A quarrel; violent rift between persons (1800s+)
  3. A photographic or other enlargement: He already has a blowup of your proverb on a wall of his breakfast room (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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