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1[mass noun] The violent shattering or exploding of something.‘the blowing-up of several apartment blocks’
- 1.1informal, dated [count noun]A severe reprimand.‘I received a good blowing-up from Mr Brandon for my pains’
- 1.1informal, dated [count noun]A severe reprimand.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.