(verb-intransitive): To release mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy by the sudden production of gases in a confined space: The bomb exploded.
(verb-intransitive): To burst violently as a result of internal pressure.
(verb-intransitive): To shatter with a loud noise: The vase exploded into tiny pieces when it hit the floor.
(verb-intransitive): To make an emotional outburst: My neighbor exploded in rage at the trespassers.
(verb-intransitive): To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control: The population level in this area has exploded during the past 12 years.
(verb-intransitive): To change state or appearance suddenly: Over the weekend the trees exploded with color.
(verb-intransitive): Sports To hit a golf ball out of a sand trap with a shot that scatters the sand.
(verb-transitive): To cause to release energy or burst violently and noisily: The children exploded three firecrackers.
(verb-transitive): To show to be false or unreliable: explode a hypothesis.
(verb-transitive): Sports To hit (a golf ball) out of a sand trap with an explosive shot.
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- (verb): increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
- (verb): burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction; "the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
- (verb): show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
- (verb): drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
- (verb): cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
- (verb): destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
- (verb): be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
- (verb): show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
- (verb): burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
- (verb): cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
Look up "explode" to find its meanings and associations with other words and concepts
Then the Japanese soldiers would jump on them until they would explode from the water pressure.
Try not to let your brain explode at the mass of slush incoming today.
That's because you need conflict to make a story, and setting a bomb to explode is easier than thinking of an ingenious way for your hero to diffuse it.
A car full of white people whose collective bladders are about to explode is a car full of tension!
Did the beautiful new Mac explode from the psychic force of Le R's displeasure, or from overheating of the Shift key as Le R expressed said displeasure?
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