blowup

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. explosion; outburst; enlargement. See expansion, violence.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [An explosion]
Syn. eruption, blast, detonation; see explosion 1 .
2. [*An angry outburst]
Syn. explosion, outburst, flareup; see dispute , fit 2 .
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb To be or become angry: anger, boil over, bristle, burn, explode, flare up, foam, fume, rage, seethe. Informal: steam. Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack (or top), breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling (or roof), lose one's temper, see red. See FEELINGS. II noun 1. A violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves: blast, blowout, burst, detonation, explosion, fulmination. See EXPLOSION. 2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion: access, burst, eruption, explosion, fit2, flare-up, gust, outbreak, outburst. See EXPLOSION.

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