Definition of blown-up in English:

blown-up

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adjective

  • 1Destroyed or severely damaged by an explosion: blown-up buildings
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    • Scores of blown-up vehicles lined the roads.
    • The pictures, which showed the inside of blown-up train carriages and seized bomb-making materials, had been "supplied in confidence to some of our colleague agencies", he said.
    • We did not know how we were going to get past Pontoon Bridge in its blown-up state.
  • 2Enlarged: a blown-up photograph
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    • The regular grid on the paper at some particular time will look like a blown-up version of the way it looked at an earlier time.
    • The land- or cityscapes in the blown-up photos introduce varying degrees of spatial recession, the depth depending on the scenes.
    • Here's a blown-up shot of a detail from downtown Seattle, which is part of our test run.
  • 3Inflated; swollen: a blown-up balloon
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    • Using the sticky tape, attach the ends of four of the lengths of string to the egg-box section and the other ends to the sides of the blown-up balloon.
    • Blown-up dinosaurs hang from the ceiling and sit watching from book shelves.
    • If you stick a blown-up balloon into a vat of melted chocolate, it'll pop in your face.

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