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Hey guys, what do the phrases mean:

"And then Mr Slugworth’s factory began making sugar balloons that you could blow up to huge sizes before you popped them with a pin and gobbled them up."

Well, I don't understand popped, with a pin, gobbled up, blow up used there.

Roald Dahl. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Puffin Modern Classics relaunch) (Kindle Locations 220-221). Penguin Publishing. Kindle Edition.

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blow up inflate

you popped them with a pin jabbed them with a pin in order to deflate them quickly

gobbled them up ate them (ie the sugar balloons) quickly and greedily