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  1. [verb] cause to explode; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
    Synonyms: explode, detonate, set off

  2. [verb] make large; "blow up an image"
    Synonyms: enlarge, magnify

  3. [verb] get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"
    Synonyms: flip one's lid, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic

  4. [verb] add details to
    Synonyms: embroider, pad, lard, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, dramatize, dramatise

  5. [verb] exaggerate or make bigger; "The charges were inflated"
    Synonyms: inflate, expand, amplify

  6. [verb] fill with gas or air; "inflate a balloons"
    Synonyms: inflate

  7. [verb] to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"
    Synonyms: puff, puff up, puff out


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