What does BLOW UP mean?

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Learning phrasal verbs like this one will help make your English sound more natural and give you an edge on English exams, like the TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTS.

What does the phrasal verb BLOW UP mean?

the phrasal verb Blow up means to explode or burst suddenly. We use “blow up” when something suddenly bursts open or breaks apart due to an explosion or excessive pressure.

Here are some examples using blow up with this meaning:

  • Lisa’s car tire blew up while she was driving on the highway.
  • Mark accidentally blew up the balloon until it burst.
  • Emily’s phone charger blew up when she plugged it into the faulty outlet.

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