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blow up (2)

Meaning: to fill with air or gas in order to inflate something

Synonym: inflate

For example:

  • blow up sth We're still getting ready for the party, and Carrie's still blowing up balloons.

  • blow sth up The football's a bit flat, so if someone's got a bicycle pump we can blow it up a bit more.

Nouns often used as objects with
blow up (2): balloon, tyre, football, air mattress, inflatable toys, lilo

Quick Quiz:

I'm checking the oil and the spark plugs, and Brad's blowing up
  1. the gas tank
  2. the tyres
  3. the radiator

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