"explode," 1590s, from blow (v.1) + up (adv.). As a noun, it is recorded from 1809 within the feeling "outburst, quarrel." Indicating "enlargement from a photograph" is attested by 1945. Old English had an adjective upablawan "upblown," used of a volcano, etc.
to-be overcome with exhaustion on a tiring leg of a race. (sport: Cycling)
get extremely mad and travel into a trend
- add details to
- cause to-burst with a violent release of energy
- rush and release power as through a violent chemical or real effect
- exaggerate or make larger
- fill with gasoline or air
- to swell or cause to enlarge
- make large
This time, don't blow up one of my antiques.