to blow up

 

meanings:

1. to explode

phrasal verb to blow up

example: The bomb blew up early in the morning and destroyed the building.

2. to inflate

example: You need to blow up the balloon if you want to play with it.

3. to enlarge

example: We will blow up the picture in order to see smaller detail.

4. to become angry

phrasal verb to blow up

example: He blew up when he found out that his car had been stolen.

 

Exercise:

1. The news of his wife cheating on him made him _____ _____.

2. If the airplane ____ ____ , the pilot needs to eject.

 

Answers: 

1. The news of his wife cheating on him made him blow up.

2. If the airplane blows up, the pilot needs to eject.