usage: a severe rebuke; "he deserved the berating that the coach gave him"
1. explode, detonate, blow up, set off, change integrity
usage: cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
2. blow up, enlarge, magnify, increase
usage: make large; "blow up an image"
3. flip one's lid, blow up, throw a fit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, have kittens, have a fit, combust, blow one's stack, fly off the handle, flip one's wig, lose one's temper, blow a fuse, go ballistic, rage
usage: get very angry and fly into a rage; "The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question"; "Spam makes me go ballistic"