Blowups

blowup

[bloh-uhp]
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:
1800–10; noun use of verb phrase blow up

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blowup

noun
1. a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction [syn: explosion
2. an unrestrained expression of emotion [syn: effusion
3. a photographic print that has been enlarged [syn: enlargement
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