- 1v + adv 1.1 (explode) [bomb] estallar, hacer* explosión; [bridge/car] saltar por los aires 1.2 (begin) [wind/storm] levantarse; [conflict] estallarto blow up
intosth the breeze had blown up into a storm la brisa había dado paso a una tormenta the affair blew up into a major scandal el caso terminó en un gran escándalo 1.3 (become angry) [colloquial/familiar] [person] explotar [familiar/colloquial]
- 2v + o + adv, v + adv + o 2.1 [mine/car] volar* 2.2 [tire/balloon] inflar, hinchar (Esp) 2.3 [colloquial/familiar] [incident/affair] exagerar, sacar* de quicio it's been blown up out of all proportion lo han sacado totalmente de quicio 2.4 [photo] ampliar*, hacer* una ampliación de 2.5 (reprimand) (BrE) [colloquial/familiar], regañar, retar (CS)
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.