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Definition of balloon
1a brightly colored rubber sac inflated with air and then sealed at the neck, used as a children’s toy or a decoration.
2 (also hot-air balloon) a large bag filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, typically carrying a basket for passengers:he set his sights on crossing the Pacific by balloon 3a rounded outline in which the words or thoughts of characters in a comic strip or cartoon are written.
4 (also balloon glass) a large rounded drinking glass, used for brandy and other drinks.
verb [no object]
1swell out in a spherical shape; billow:the trousers ballooned out below his waist [with object]:the wind ballooned her sleeves (of an amount of money) increase rapidly:the company’s debt has ballooned in the last five years (as adjective ballooning)ballooning government spending (of a person) increase rapidly and dramatically in weight:I had ballooned on the school’s starchy diet 2travel by hot-air balloon:he is famous for ballooning across oceans
resembling a balloon; puffed:a flouncy balloon curtain
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