balloon

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bəˈluːn/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bəˈlun/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bə lo̅o̅n)

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balloon

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [blow up, pop, inflate, burst] a balloon
  2. the balloon [popped, burst]
  3. the balloon [floated, flew] away
  4. a [red] balloon
  5. a [Mylar, latex] balloon
  6. balloons for [the party, her birthday]
  7. [party] balloons
  8. a bouquet of balloons
  9. is giving out (free) balloons
  10. helium (-filled) balloons
  11. threw water balloons (at)
  12. using a weather balloon
  13. in a hot-air balloon
  14. The child was [holding, playing with] a balloon.
  15. playing with [party, birthday] balloons
  16. [cheeks, a face] like a balloon
  17. [puffed out, swollen, inflated] like a balloon
  18. went down like a lead balloon
v
  1. ballooned [in weight, in cost, in value]
  2. his weight ballooned to [200 pounds]
  3. [costs, stocks, prices, debts] are ballooning
  4. [costs] have ballooned by [$500, 500 points]
  5. [costs] have ballooned in [the current quarter, recent years]
  6. [costs] have ballooned by [more than, over, nearly, almost]
  7. with [costs] ballooning to [$500]
  8. [costs] are ballooning out of control
  9. ballooned from [150 pounds, $250] to [200 pounds, $500]
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