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English noun: balloon

1. balloon (artifact) large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air


Broader (hypernym)lighter-than-air craft


Narrower (hyponym)hot-air balloon, meteorological balloon, trial balloon


Part holonymenvelope, gasbag, ripcord

2. balloon (artifact) small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck


Broader (hypernym)plaything, toy


English verb: balloon

1. balloon (motion) ride in a hot-air balloon


SamplesHe tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)aviate, fly, pilot

2. balloon (change) become inflated


SamplesThe sails ballooned.


Synonymsbillow, inflate


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)expand


Narrower (hyponym)reflate









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