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  • v  cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • v  burst outward, usually with noise
    The champagne bottle exploded
  • v  show a violent emotional reaction
    The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary
  • v  be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
    His anger exploded
  • v  destroy by exploding
    The enemy exploded the bridge
  • v  cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
  • v  drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
  • v  show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
  • v  burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
    The Molotov cocktail exploded
  • v  increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

  • Ferran Adria has won the adulation of food critics and cooks by whipping up startling combinations of texture, temperature and taste: bite-size cuttlefish ravioli that explode in a .
  • At a time when most of us were afraid that the aids epidemic would explode in Thailand, with its buoyant sex trade and problems of drug addiction, Mechai spearheaded an aggressive .
  • Israel occupies the West Bank town of Ramallah, as terror continues to explode at home.
News & Articles


  • Kent Conrad in USA Today
    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....
  • Brian Vickers in International Herald Tribune
    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...

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