- 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
- s showing the parts of something separated but in positions that show their correct relation to one another
the manufacturer provided an exploded view of the apparatus
- On Friday night, gunfire exploded across Baghdad.
- In the past month, militants have also exploded two car bombs as "warnings" of coming chaos.
- SN 2006gy collapsed into a black hole and exploded in a galaxy 240 million light years away, and was first spotted by a Texas grad student in 2006.
News & Articles
- Andrew Whitworth and Cincinnati Bengals Players Not Worried About HBO’s Hard Knocks
COMMENTARY | The internet exploded recently when it was revealed that HBO had targeted the Cincinnati Bengals for its latest edition of Hard Knocks.
June 19, 2013 - Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! Sports
- TWA Flight 800 crash not due to gas tank explosion, former investigators say
The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800—which exploded and crashed into the waters off Long Island, N.Y., on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board—claim to have proof that a missile caused the Paris-bound flight to crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film say there was [...]
June 19, 2013 - The Lookout via Yahoo! News
- Two 18-wheelers collide in Lasalle County
FOWLERTON, Texas -- Two 18-wheelers exploded in La Salle County Wednesday, after colliding with a pickup truck, according to DPS Laredo. Chopper 5 flew over the accident after it was reported near Highway 72 and Highway 97. One of the drivers of the 18-wheelers died on impact and the other was air lifted to a San Antonio hospital to be treated for burns, according to Trooper Mardriagal with DPS ...
June 19, 2013 - KENS 5 San Antonio
- Barack Obama in BBC News
Although we averted a nuclear nightmare during the Cold War, we now face proliferation of a scope and complexity that demands new strategies and new approaches,Mr Obama said. "Just one nuclear weapon exploded in a city, be it New York or...
- Michael Bloomberg in Washington Post
We avoided what we could have been a very deadly event,Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. "It certainly could have exploded and had a pretty big fire and a decent amount of explosive impact."
- Allama Iqbal in WELT ONLINE
Police commando Gulshan Iqbal told The Associated Press he was sitting at a nearby barrack when a "Suzuki car hit the ant-terror squad barrack and exploded with a big bang."