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Phrasal Verbs

blow up (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. the gas tank

b. the tyres

c. the radiator

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