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  • v  cause to burn or combust
    We combust coal and other fossil fuels
  • v  start to burn or burst into flames
    The oily rags combusted spontaneously
  • v  get very angry and fly into a rage
    The professor combusted when the student didn't know the answer to a very elementary question
  • v  cause to become violent or angry
    Riots combusted Pakistan after the U.S. air attacks on Afghanistan
  • v  undergo combustion

  • Pernille Harder in Irish Independent
    It is actually very difficult to combust straw because its silicates are very corrosive. While it works very well now, it took quite a while to perfect the system and get it running this efficiently,Ms Harder Andersen added.
  • Joe Trippi in New York Times
    The Internet can spontaneously combust a dark-horse candidacy that can take everyone out,said Joe Trippi, who managed Mr. Dean's campaign. "Everybody is sure it's going to be Hillary, Edwards or Obama, but my guess is that someone no one...
  • Joe Theismann in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    WHAT THEY'RE SAYING: On, Joe Theismann writes, "These teams have had up-and-down seasons, but for entirely different reasons. The Cowboys seem to be one of those teams that is ready to combust, and I'm not so sure that kind of volatility is...

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