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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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