Definition of Blowing up

1. Noun. A severe rebuke. "He deserved the berating that the coach gave him"

Exact synonyms: Berating
Generic synonyms: Rebuke, Reprehension, Reprimand, Reproof, Reproval

Definition of Blowing up

1. Verb. (present participle of blow up) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blowing Up

blowing agent
blowing away
blowing gas
blowing off steam
blowing one's load
blowing the whistle
blowing up (current term)
blown away
blown diffuser
blown diffusers
blown off steam
blown one's load
blown save
blown saves

Literary usage of Blowing up

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1. The Book of Days: A Miscellany of Popular Antiquities in Connection with the by Robert Chambers (1832)
"... and began to consider that nothing was likely to put a stop but the blowing up of so many houses as might make a wider gap than any had yet ben made by ..."

2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1920)
"The ships on both sides had become vigorously engaged when suddenly a heavy explosion took place on the last ship of the British line THE blowing up OF THE ..."

3. Diary of the American Revolution: From Newspapers and Original Documents by Frank Moore (1860)
"... and was soon to have put in execution, that horrid plot of assassinating the staff officers, blowing up the magazines and securing the passes of the ..."

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