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To burst or shatter violently and noisily
“There are numerous young surfers who excel - they are a bomb waiting to explode onto the international scene.”
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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 become very angry in reaction to something
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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 bombard with bombs or artillery
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Make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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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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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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