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blow up

Translation of blow up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 1.1 (explode) [bomb] estallar, hacer* explosión; [bridge/car] saltar por los aires 1.2 (begin) [wind/storm] levantarse; [conflict] estallarto blow up into sth 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 [colloquial/familiar]
  • 2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 2.1 [mine/car] volar* 2.2 [tire/balloon] inflar, hinchar (Spain/España) 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) (British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar], regañar, retar (Southern Cone/Cono Sur)
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