| #2 (permalink) Tue May 13, 2008 6:47 am What is the difference between "blow up" and "blow off"?
a. to come into being: A storm suddenly blew up.
b. to explode: The ship blew up.
c. to cause to explode: to blow up a bridge.
d. to exaggerate; enlarge: He blew up his own role in his account of the project.
e. Informal. to lose one's temper: When he heard she had quit school, he blew up.
f. to fill with air; inflate: to blow up a tire.
g. Photography. to make an enlarged reproduction of.
h. Mathematics. (of a function) to become infinite.
a. to allow steam to be released.
b. Informal. to reduce or release tension, as by loud talking.
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