blow up (1)

Meaning: If you blow up something, you use explosives to damage or destroy it.

For example:

  • blow sth up The soldiers blew the bridge up.

  • blow up sth They blew up the wrong building and killed lots of innocent people.

Nouns often used as objects with blow up (1): building, bridge, target

Quick Quiz:

You can blow up a building with

a. a bicycle pump

b. a bomb

c. a blow pipe

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Contributor: Josef Essberger