explode, detonate, blow up, set off(verb)
cause to burst with a violent release of energy
"We exploded the nuclear bomb"
go ballistic, puff out, detonate, trip, offset, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, incite, puff up, take off, puff, hit the roof, throw a fit, trigger off, activate, part, flip one's lid, combust, trigger, blow one's stack, bring out, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, start, blow up, spark off, instigate, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, spark, inflate, touch off, aggrandize, depart, start out, set forth, burst, actuate, dramatize, stir up, cancel, set out
burst outward, usually with noise
"The champagne bottle exploded"
show a violent emotional reaction
"The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
explode, burst forth, break loose(verb)
be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise
"His anger exploded"
destroy by exploding
"The enemy exploded the bridge"
cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
detonate, explode, blow up(verb)
burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"
"The Molotov cocktail exploded"
go ballistic, puff out, detonate, have kittens, flip one's wig, embroider, puff up, puff, hit the roof, throw a fit, flip one's lid, combust, blow one's stack, break loose, magnify, expand, amplify, pad, embellish, lard, fly off the handle, set off, lose one's temper, irrupt, blow a fuse, enlarge, hit the ceiling, blow up, aggrandise, have a fit, dramatise, burst forth, inflate, aggrandize, burst, dramatize
increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
"The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
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How to use explode in a sentence?
The right's going to get more military money, the left's going to get more welfare money. The secret handshake goes on, and the American public gets stuck with the bill, this deal will do nothing but explode the debt.
No one knows how a star behaves in the weeks before it explodes, and there were some ominous predictions that Betelgeuse was ready to become a supernova, chances are, however, that it will not explode during our lifetime, but who knows ?
Wouldn't it be weird if the only way people could die was that their heads suddenly exploded without warning If there was simply no other cause of death One day you'd be sitting there having a hot chocolate, and suddenly your head would explode.
Gather may explode for the next six months and then disappear if and when a vaccine becomes available, and is safe and effective.
The cool thing about this university is that we can live in contradictions, we can hold two opposing ideas in our mind and not explode.
Translations for explode
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- تفرقع, انفجرArabic
- взривявам, експлодирам, избухвамBulgarian
- explotar, esclatarCatalan, Valencian
- springe, forkaste, afsløre, sprænge, eksplodereDanish
- explodieren, sprengen, platzenGerman
- eksplodigi, eksplodiEsperanto
- explotar, reventar, explosionarSpanish
- räjäyttää, räjähtääFinnish
- détoner, exploserFrench
- estoupar, estourar, esbourarGalician
- szétrobban, robbant, megdönt, felrobban, szétrobbant, robban, felrobbant, lerontHungarian
- explozigar, explozarIdo
- springa, sprengjaIcelandic
- exploderen, ontploffen, opblazenDutch
- sprenge, eksplodereNorwegian
- wybuchać, wybuchnąćPolish
- взрывать, взорвать, взрываться, взорватьсяRussian
- explodera, sprängaSwedish
- పేల్చివేయు, పేలిపోవుTelugu
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