blowup blowup  /b ˈloʊ ˌəp/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a violent release of energy caused by a chemical or nuclear reaction
  2. (n) an unrestrained expression of emotion
  3. (n) a photographic print that has been enlarged

Usage(s):

  • I think Meriwether's fellow serial-blowup artist, Victor Niederhoffer, exerts a similar attractionalbeit perhaps more Tarantino than Ross.

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  1. "You get more savvy," Gibson said according to the Associated Press. "There's just different ways of delivering your intensity. ...... That's not to say I'm not going to have a blowup. It may happen. To see a fiery team on the field, playing...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Kirk Gibson Source: USA Today

  2. "We should be in the Chase. Our team is capable of being in the Chase," Truex said. "Without an engine blowup and a 150-point penalty, we're in."
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Martin Truex Source: Asbury Park Press

  3. "It's almost a tradition at the Capitol that there's some kind of a blowup," said Seifert, R-Marshall. "Maybe people have matured enough. It's certainly not going to be me that walks out."
    on May 16, 2008 By: Marty Seifert Source: Dickinson Press

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