Do we say blowup or blow up

blowup 1 occurrences

This blowup brought down, not only upon his own head, but upon the whole community, the most hideous reprisals.

blow up 172 occurrences

Would they change their minds, and instead of drowning them apply a slow match and blow up the shed?

They have some rubber things in the wardrobe tent that you can blow up and make a big arm, and a big leg, and a big stummick, so anybody couldn't tell the difference, and they fixed pa up with blowed up clothes of flesh colored rubber, and but for his chin whiskers you couldn't tell him from the fat woman.

Mr. Lord relates, on the authority of the French, that, when the invading army invested Fort de l'Empereur, and had silenced all its guns, the Dey ordered the Turkish General to retreat to the Kasbah, and leave three negroes to blow up the fort.

"Perhaps they want your powder to blow up the Houses of Parliament or the Law Courts with.

I've made enough of the blessed stuff to blow up half Tilbury.

I didn't blow up the subway.

I didn't blow up the subway any more than I blew up the Maine to bring on the Cuban war!

Suddenly an idea appeared clear in his imaginationthe house was going to blow up and Paulita was there, Paulita was going to die a frightful death.

cool, flip one's lid, hit the ceiling, hit the roof; fly into a rage (anger) 900. break out, fly out, burst out; bounce, explode, go off, displode^, fly, detonate, thunder, blow up, crump^, flash, flare, burst; shock, strain; break open, force open, prize open.

V. rap, snap, tap, knock, ping; click; clash; crack, crackle; crash; pop; slam, bang, blast, boom, clap, clang, clack, whack, wham; brustle^; burst on the ear; crepitate, rump. blow up, blow; detonate.

V. excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, warm the blood; set astir; wake, awake, awaken; call forth; evoke, provoke; raise up, summon up, call up, wake up, blow up, get up, light up; raise; get up the steam, rouse, arouse, stir; fire, kindle, enkindle, apply the torch, set on fire, inflame.

AN ARRANT HORSE-COURSER Hath the trick to blow up horse-flesh, as the butcher doth veal, which shall wash out again in twice riding betwixt Waltham and London.

It wouldn't have been any joke to be suspected of trying to blow up the dam.

Charles knew his power; and Cromwell and Ireton knew it likewise, and knew that it was the power of a man who was within a yard's length of a talisman, only not within an arm's length, but which in that state of the public mind, could he but have once grasped it, would have enabled him to blow up Presbyterian and Independent both.

August 5 an attempt was made by our Engineers to blow up the bridge of boats across the Jumna, and some of us went to the top of the Flagstaff Tower to see the result.

""Well, if I were you, I would not, really; the engine might blow up, or you might run into a luggage train.

"Would you blow up the city, like a second Guy Fawkes?

He'd better not have much to do with fire-arms, for he'd blow up to a certainty.

With fanatical energy and ability they commit murders, resort to arson, use poisons, foment strikes, wreck buildings, blow up ships, do anything, attempt anything to serve the Kaiser.

I delivered up both my pistols in the same manner as I had done my scimitar, and then my pouch of powder and bullets; begging him that the former might be kept from the fire, for it would kindle with the smallest spark, and blow up his imperial palace into the air.

It would therefore be impossible to exonorate certain american citizens from their share of provocation, and a wish to blow up the hardly-extinguished embers of the late war.

It appeared that at the public-house which he frequented he had overheard some Irishmen of desperate character plotting to blow up Clerkenwell prison.

I will suppose him to murder his mother and his wife, to commit incest, to ravish matrons, to blow up the senate, and burn his metropolis, openly to renounce God and Christ, and worship the devil.

What other alternatives are open to you?" "I could get as near as possible, sir," replied Bertie calmly, "and then blow up his gallery.

"I told you in Chicago that I was going to blow up this damned islandif you wouldn't do it for me", he gasped at last.

Do we say   blowup   or  blow up