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Burst or shatter violently and noisily as a result of rapid combustion, excessive internal pressure, or other process
“There are numerous young surfers who excel - they are a bomb waiting to explode onto the international scene.”
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To develop suddenly and violently
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“However, gas-giant planets orbiting less than 0.4 AU from their parent stars explode this belief.”
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To cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive
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“He exploded with rage at the accusation.”
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Increase suddenly in size, number, or extent
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“Weed populations explode the year after a drought due to turf thinning.”
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To blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off
“The first test atomic bomb was exploded in the New Mexico desert.”
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Shoot up
“The population has exploded in the last twenty years.”
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Break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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To use bombs or artillery against
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Feel, show, or express great anger
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Break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Let or force out (a fluid, especially blood) from the vessel that contains it into the surrounding area
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To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container
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Shine brightly or powerfully
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Attack physically or verbally
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To fail to discharge properly
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Unstring
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Turn loose
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To speak so as to be heard at a distance
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