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inflate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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inflatein‧flate /ɪnˈfleɪt/ verb  1 fixed.jpg [intransitive, transitive]AIR to fill something with air or gas so it becomes larger, or to become filled with air or gas It took us half an hour to inflate the dinghy. Her life jacket failed to inflate.2 [transitive]IMPORTANT to make something seem more important or impressive than it really is The success further inflated his self-confidence.be grossly/vastly/hugely inflated The numbers of people involved have been grossly inflated by the media.3 [intransitive, transitive] technicalBPE to increase in price, or to make something increase in price Hotels often inflate prices at particular times of the year. Costs were inflating.
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inflateBeauty, money, and popularity can all inflate a person's ego.The raft inflates automatically.Axe says that the management pressured him to inflate cost estimates on repairs.We inflated the balloons with helium.You can inflate the mattress in 30 seconds, using a foot pump.Tyres should always be inflated to the correct pressure.be grossly/vastly/hugely inflatedThe horse's nostrils were vastly inflated and it was panting rhythmically as its hooves struck the hard ground.
From Longman Business Dictionaryinflatein‧flate /ɪnˈfleɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]ECONOMICS if the cost or level of something inflates or is inflated, it increases, often above what is reasonable or normalOverseas sales were inflated by the depreciation of the yen.Costs of bringing crops to market are likely to inflate due to the high price of oil.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
inflate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyinflate
he, she, itinflates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyinflated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave inflated
he, she, ithas inflated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad inflated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill inflate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have inflated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam inflating
he, she, itis inflating
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you, we, theyare inflating
Past
I, he, she, itwas inflating
you, we, theywere inflating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been inflating
he, she, ithas been inflating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been inflating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be inflating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been inflating
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