explode explode  /ɪks ˈploʊd/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) destroy by exploding
  2. (v) cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
  3. (v) drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  4. (v) show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
  5. (v) burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
  6. (v) increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
  7. (v) cause to burst with a violent release of energy
  8. (v) burst outward, usually with noise
  9. (v) show a violent emotional reaction
  10. (v) be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise

Usage(s):

  1. Israel occupies the West Bank town of Ramallah, as terror continues to explode at home.
  2. They cannot explode under any circumstance which gas engineers can imagine.
  3. The West Virginia and the California started to explode in a chain reaction.

News

  1. Iraqi officials say several car bombs explode in northern city of Mosul, killing at least 11

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say several car bombs explode in northern city of Mosul, killing at least 11.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  2. Iraqi officials say several car bombs explode in northern city of Mosul, killing at least 11 - Quincy Herald-Whig ...

    BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi officials say several car bombs explode in northern city of Mosul, killing at least 11.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. MLB replay: Cardinals explode in extra innings

    MLB replay: Cardinals explode in extra innings The St. Louis Cardinals are the only team in the majors with 40 wins this season. After an 11-4, 10-inning win over the Cincinnati Reds Sunday night, their record is 41-22.Make no mistake, the Cardinals are tops in the National League and proved it Sunday, taking two of three from second-place Cincinnati.The NL Central rivals were tied at four ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Sentinel & Enterprise

Quotes

  1. "The president wants to make the tax cuts permanent even though all the forecasts show that will explode the debt right at the time the baby boomers retire," Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad, DN.D., said in an interview Sunday....
    on Feb 3, 2007 By: Kent Conrad Source: USA Today

  2. "I felt a bomb explode in my right front tire," Vickers said. "I just went down into the tri-oval and it didn't cut or go flat - it exploded. I saw the right front fender going through the air before the front of the car even dropped. It was...
    on Oct 5, 2008 By: Brian Vickers Source: International Herald Tribune

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