Meaning of BALLOON in English

BALLOON

transcription, транскрипция: [ bəlu:n ]

( balloons, ballooning, ballooned)

1.

A balloon is a small, thin, rubber bag that you blow air into so that it becomes larger and rounder or longer. Balloons are used as toys or decorations.

N-COUNT

2.

A balloon is a large, strong bag filled with gas or hot air, which can carry passengers in a container that hangs underneath it.

They are to attempt to be the first to circle the Earth non-stop by balloon.

N-COUNT : also by N

3.

When something balloons , it increases rapidly in amount.

In London, the use of the Tube has ballooned...

The budget deficit has ballooned to $25 billion...

= soar, rocket

VERB : V , V to n

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