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blow up / volar
blow up   blow   2
A. -transitive verb + adverb
1. (=explode)
[+bridge etcetera]   volar
2. (=inflate)
[+tyre etcetera]   inflar,   hinchar Spain
3. (=enlarge)
[+photo]   ampliar
4. (=exaggerate)
[+event etcetera]   exagerar
·they blew it up out of all proportion
·se exageró una barbaridad sobre eso,   se sacó totalmente de quicio
5. *
·the boss blew the boy up
el jefe puso al chico como un trapo *
B. -intransitive verb + adverb
1. [explosive]   estallar,   explotar
[container]   estallar,   reventar
·his allegations could blow up in his face
con esas acusaciones le podría salir el tiro por la culata *
2. [storm]   levantarse
·it'noun blowing up for rain
·con este viento tendremos lluvia
3. (figurative)
3.1. [row etcetera]   estallar
·now something else has blown up
·ahora ha surgido otra cosa
3.2. *
(in anger)   salirse de sus casillas *
·to blow up at somebody
·perder los estribos con somebody, someone
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