ballooning ballooning  /bə ˈlu nɪŋ/


  • (n) flying in a balloon


  1. Ironically, the dramatic escape had been inspired by an East German television program on the history of ballooning.
  2. Over the next 22 years, he amassed 115 records in aviation, gliding, ballooning, sailing, boating, mountaineering, skiing, triathlon, even dogsledding.
  3. Tire companies build balloons to sell rubber and to keep ballooning alive as a sport.


  1. Facebook's Parse now powering 100,000 apps

    The social network plays landlord to the data behind a ballooning number of applications, its Parse service says. Originally posted at News - Internet & Media
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Are Tough Times for Miners Good for Investors?

    With ballooning costs creating real concerns within the industry, are companies finally adjusting their behavior to benefit investors?        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  3. Now's the Time to Tackle Tax Reform

    Remember all the calls for tax reform and cries for reining in ballooning federal deficits? They are fading into the woodwork of all those Congressional chambers that have heard it all before. After four years of trillion-dollar deficits, the Congressional Budget Office is forecasting less than a $650 billion deficit.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: U.S.News & World Report LP via Yahoo! News


  1. "In order to make sure that everything is normal, we did a catheterization and not ballooning," al-Bashir told The Associated Press.
    on May 1, 2008 By: Omar al-Bashir Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "This eye-opening report shines a harsh spotlight on inefficiencies, surprising business practices, and possible abuses that contribute to ballooning costs for individuals and insurance carriers, and make it more difficult for Californians to obtain...
    on Jan 15, 2008 By: Bill Lockyer Source: San Jose Mercury News

  3. "The alternative amendment I proposed was a common sense step toward restoring fiscal sanity to our nation's runaway spending and ballooning deficit," said Thune. "The defeat of my amendment was a missed opportunity for Congress to prove they...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: John Thune Source: (press release)

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