How to Conjugate Blow Up
- Infinitive: Blow Up
- Present Tense: Blow Up/Blows Up
- -ing Form: Blowing Up
- Past Tense: Blew Up
- Past Participle: Blown Up
Definitions of Blow Up:
1. To make something explode.
Examples: The microwave blew up my food.
A nuclear bomb has the power to blow up a whole country.
2. To make an object bigger with air.
Examples: My jaws hurt from blowing up balloons for the party.
We need a portable pump to blow up the air mattress.
3. To make a photograph larger.
Examples: You should blow up that photograph of your mother. It’s beautiful!
Can you blow up this picture of me?
4. To become very angry.
Examples: What’s wrong with Miranda? She just blew up for no reason.
The teacher blew up at her students for not listening.
5. To become successful.
Examples: Beyonce didn’t really blow up until she started dating Jay-Z.
Just because you have a college degree doesn’t mean you are going to blow up in life.
6. To constantly call someone.
Examples: His phone is always blowing up.
Stop blowing up my phone!
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