balloon 义务阶段1500 全国卷频次:14
n.&v. balloons 0 balloons 0 ballooning 0 ballooned 1
气球 & 像气球般鼓起；乘气球飞行
An American and a Frenchman decided to cross the sea between France and England in a balloon in 1784.
High over the water, they discovered a hole in the balloon.
His big stomach has always ballooned out between his T-shirt and trousers.
The design was inspired by a desire to fight against the rapidly ballooning waistlines among British teenagers.
air balloon 气球
hot-air balloon n. 热气球
weather balloon 气象气球；探空气球
balloon angioplasty [外科学]气囊血管成形术；球囊成形术（等于percutaneous transluminal angioplasty）
balloon pump 球囊泵；气囊泵
balloon borne 球载反射器
balloon flower 桔梗花
like a lead balloon 毫无效果，毫无作用(意指如铅气球无法飞升)
balloon catheter 气囊导管，气泡式导管
氣球,飛船;a.氣球狀的v.乘坐氣球;膨脹The inflated balloon indicates a latent inflation on the plateau.膨脹的氣球對高原指示潛在的通貨膨脹.
1. a small bag made of very thin rubber that becomes larger and rounder when you fill it with air or gas. Balloons are brightly coloured and used as decorations or toys.
to blow up / burst / pop a balloon
⇨ compare trial balloon
2. (also hot-‘air balloon) a large balloon made of strong material that is filled with hot air or gas to make it rise in the air, usually carrying a basket for passengers
▪ when the bal’loon goes up
when the trouble that you are expecting begins
⇨ more at lead ²
[V] 1. ~ (out / up) to suddenly swell out or get bigger
Her skirt ballooned out in the wind.
2. (usually go ballooning) to travel in a hot-air balloon as a sport
Can you help me blow up these balloons?
He burst the balloon in my face.
→ See picture of gondola 吊舱, hot-air balloon 热气球, balloon 气球
2 (also hot-air balloon) a large bag of strong light cloth filled with gas or heated air so that it can float in the air. It has a basket hanging below it for people to stand in 热气球
a balloon flight over the Yorkshire Moors
→ See picture of 见图 balloon
3. the circle drawn around the words spoken by the characters in a cartoon 〔卡通漫画中表示人物对白的〕气球状对话框，对白圆圈 SYN bubble
4 a balloon payment American English money borrowed that must be paid back in one large sum after several smaller payments have been made 〔分期付款中〕最后一笔数目特大的还款
a $10,000 balloon payment due in two years
5 the balloon goes up British English informal used to refer to the moment when a situation starts to become really bad 出现大麻烦，出乱子
We’ll have to get out of there before the balloon goes up.
→ go down like a lead balloon at lead3(3)
balloon2 (also balloon out) verb [intransitive] 1 to suddenly become larger in amount 突然增加，激增 SYN explode
The company’s debt has ballooned in the past year.
2 if someone balloons, they suddenly become fat 突然长胖
Paul ballooned after he got married.
3 to get bigger and rounder 膨胀，鼓起来
The sheet flapped and ballooned in the wind.
Origin balloon1 (1500-1600) French ballon “large football, balloon”, from Italian ballone “large football”, from balla “ball”
1.N-COUNT 可数名词气球 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.
She popped a balloon with her fork.
2.N-COUNT 可数名词热气球 A balloon is a large, strong bag filled with gas or hot air, which can carry passengers in a container that hangs underneath it.
【搭配模式】：also by N
They are to attempt to be the first to circle the Earth non-stop by balloon.
3.VERB 动词（数量）激增，猛涨，快速膨胀 When something balloons, it increases rapidly in amount.
【语法信息】：V to n
In London, the use of the Tube has ballooned…
The budget deficit has ballooned to $25 billion…
plural balloons [count] 1
: a thin usually rubber bag that becomes larger when it is filled with air or gas气球
I blew up a balloon but then it burst.
brightly colored balloons and other party decorations
— see also hot-air balloon, trial balloon
: a picture or space in a cartoon that contains words that are spoken or thought by a character（卡通画中的）文字气球框
go over like a lead balloon (US) informal, of a joke, suggestion, etc. or British go down like a lead balloon
: to fail completely（笑话、建议等）完全不起作用
He told a joke about his mother-in-law and it went over like a lead balloon. [=no one laughed at the joke] 他讲了个关于他岳母的笑话，可没有人觉得好笑。
My suggestion went over like a lead balloon. [=no one liked my suggestion] 我的建议完全不起作用。
2 balloon /bəˈluːn/ verb
balloons; ballooned; ballooning [no object] : to become bigger quickly猛增；飞涨
Their credit card debt ballooned to more than $5,000.
His weight ballooned to 300 pounds. = He ballooned to 300 pounds.
the ballooning costs of education