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Any of a number of fishes that are able to inflate their bodies when alarmed, such as a globefish.
- ‘Even the unlucky fisher who caught the most blowfish was rewarded at a family fishing event on the weekend.’
- ‘The tropical marine blowfish, which can grossly distend its spiny body into globular form, thereby terrifying confused predators.’
- ‘And after it turned out Homer really didn't eat a poisonous blowfish, leaving him with more than just one day to live, what was the first thing he did with a new lease on life?’
- ‘What do you think, should I press my face to the window and do the blowfish thing?’
- ‘You have the fish - your piranha, your suckers, your blowfish, your sharks, your bottom feeders, your overpriced tuna.’
- ‘‘I really think that's a little presumptuous of you to characterize me as such so early in the game,’ I said, puffing up like a blowfish.’
- ‘By the time he had arrived, Rachael's knee had swelled up like a blowfish, and a nice, purple bruise was starting to form.’
- ‘He's a great guy, and he's promised to show me how to cook blowfish.’
- ‘Well, on the bright side I now know how a blowfish feels.’
- ‘And from belugas to blowfish, the world's largest aquarium has it all.’
- ‘‘No,’ he replied as his face turned into a giant red blowfish.’
- ‘Cut the blowfish on a bias into paper-thin slices.’
- ‘And not just any fish, mind you, but tasty ones, like flying fish, yellowtail and blowfish - the forbidden fugu - plus spiny, slimy things like ebi, abalone and crawfish.’
- ‘What exactly makes a particular blowfish the best?’
- ‘I didn't think it was possible for Shanna to look like she swallowed a blowfish.’
- ‘Her cheeks colored prettily and I had the insane urge to kiss the lips impersonating a blowfish.’
- ‘Showing false strength is a bluff, and works at times in the natural world - like a blowfish or a bear standing up on two legs.’
- ‘Galen had just crossed his eyes and puckered his lips together, much like a blowfish, towards Mikey, who in return scooped Kris over his shoulder and broke into an all out run.’
- ‘Only specified licensed chefs are qualified to prepare the blowfish for human consumption.’
- ‘He reminds me of a blowfish, trying to puff himself up into far more importance than he actually has.’
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