Definition from macmillandictionary.com
Terrorists had threatened to blow up the embassy.
The boiler blew up, wrecking the whole house.
We blew up lots of balloons and hung them around the room.
The race had to be cancelled when the storm blew up.
A political row has blown up over the minister’s remarks.
She just blew up at me.
They had blown up the picture to make a huge poster of his face.