[ verb ] cause to explode
"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
Used in print(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
Only one of the flight scored a direct hit and the rest blew_up jungle .(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)
Just like the balloon would go_up and you could sit all day and wish it would spring a leak or blow to_hell up and burn and nothing like that would happen .
[ verb ] make large
"blow up an image"
Used in print(Jim Harmon, "The Planet with No Nightmare," If,...)
It seemed almost a magnification of the Galaxy itself , of the Milky_Way , blown_up by some master photographer .
[ verb ] 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"