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To burst or shatter violently and noisily
“The pressure release valves were closed so that the balloon would explode when it reached a certain height.”
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To detonate, or cause to detonate, from, or using, an explosive
“He could give the signal to explode the bomb here and now, or he could wait as planned.”
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To become very angry in reaction to something
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“One suspects that even a moment of eye contact with the man would cause him to explode with rage.”
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To 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 suddenly (and violently) develop or happen
“Ruth's fame would explode in the media hothouse of New York, landing him on vaudeville stages and movie screens.”
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To disprove a statement, theory or belief
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“This would seem to explode the theory that a man must come from Massachusetts to attain prominence at Harvard.”
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To break up into small pieces as the result of impact
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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Break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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To boil to such an extent as to overflow its container
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To burn with a sudden intensity
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Attack physically or verbally
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To fail to discharge properly
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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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Unstring
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Turn loose
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