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blowup

How to sign: an unrestrained expression of emotion

gush in ASL Watch how to sign gush in American Sign Language
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outburst in ASL Watch how to sign outburst in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: effusion, outburst, ebullition, gush

Categories: expression, manifestation, reflection, reflexion

Within this category: acting out, cry, explosion, flare

blow up

How to sign: 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";

combust in ASL Watch how to sign combust in American Sign Language
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hit the roof in ASL Watch how to sign hit the roof in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: flip one's lid, blow a fuse, lose one's temper, flip one's wig, fly off the handle, blow one's stack, go ballistic, have a fit, have kittens, hit the ceiling, hit the roof, throw a fit, combust

Categories: rage

blow up

How to sign: add details to

aggrandise in ASL Watch how to sign aggrandise in American Sign Language
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dramatise in ASL Watch how to sign dramatise in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: pad, embellish, aggrandize, aggrandise, embroider, lard, dramatize, dramatise

Categories: amplify, exaggerate, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Within this category: glorify

blow up

How to sign: cause to explode
"We exploded the nuclear bomb";

detonate in ASL Watch how to sign detonate in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: explode, detonate, set off

Categories: change integrity

Within this category: dynamite, fulminate

blow up

How to sign: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"

puff up in ASL Watch how to sign puff up in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: puff out, puff up, puff

Categories: intumesce, swell, swell up, tumefy, tumesce

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