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ex·plode

 (ĭk-splōd′)
v. ex·plod·ed, ex·plod·ing, ex·plodes
v.intr.
1. To release mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy by the sudden production of gases in a confined space: The bomb exploded.
2. To burst violently as a result of internal pressure.
3. To shatter with a loud noise: The vase exploded into tiny pieces when it hit the floor.
4. To make an emotional outburst: My neighbor exploded in rage at the trespassers.
5. To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control: The population level in this area has exploded during the past 12 years.
6. To change state or appearance suddenly: Over the weekend the trees exploded with color.
7. Sports To hit a golf ball out of a sand trap with a shot that scatters the sand.
v.tr.
1. To cause to release energy or burst violently and noisily: The children exploded three firecrackers.
2. To show to be false or unreliable: explode a hypothesis.
3. Sports To hit (a golf ball) out of a sand trap with an explosive shot.

[Latin explōdere, to drive out by clapping : ex-, ex- + plaudere, to clap.]

ex·plod′er n.

explode

(ɪkˈspləʊd)
vb
1. to burst or cause to burst with great violence as a result of internal pressure, esp through the detonation of an explosive; blow up
2. to destroy or be destroyed in this manner: to explode a bridge.
3. (Chemistry) (of a gas) to undergo or cause (a gas) to undergo a sudden violent expansion, accompanied by heat, light, a shock wave, and a loud noise, as a result of a fast uncontrolled exothermic chemical or nuclear reaction
4. (intr) to react suddenly or violently with emotion, etc: to explode with anger.
5. (intr) (esp of a population) to increase rapidly
6. (tr) to show (a theory, etc) to be baseless; refute and make obsolete
7. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) phonetics to pronounce (a stop) with audible plosion
[C16: from Latin explōdere to drive off by clapping, hiss (an actor) off, from ex-1 + plaudere to clap]
exˈploder n

ex•plode

(ɪkˈsploʊd)

v. -plod•ed, -plod•ing. v.i.
1. to expand with force and noise through rapid chemical change or decomposition, as gunpowder or nitroglycerine (opposed to implode).
2. to burst violently, as a boiler from excessive pressure of steam.
3. to erupt energetically: to explode with laughter.
v.t.
4. to cause to explode.
5. to discredit; disprove.
[1530–40; < Latin explōdere to drive off by clapping, eject]
ex•plod′er, n.

explode

blow up
1. 'explode'

When a bomb explodes, it bursts loudly and with great force, often causing a lot of damage.

A bomb had exploded in the next street.

You can say that someone explodes a bomb.

They exploded a nuclear device.
2. 'blow up'

However, if someone destroys a building with a bomb, don't say that they 'explode' the building. You say that they blow it up.

He was going to blow the place up.

explode


Past participle: exploded
Gerund: exploding

Imperative
explode
explode
Present
I explode
you explode
he/she/it explodes
we explode
you explode
they explode
Preterite
I exploded
you exploded
he/she/it exploded
we exploded
you exploded
they exploded
Present Continuous
I am exploding
you are exploding
he/she/it is exploding
we are exploding
you are exploding
they are exploding
Present Perfect
I have exploded
you have exploded
he/she/it has exploded
we have exploded
you have exploded
they have exploded
Past Continuous
I was exploding
you were exploding
he/she/it was exploding
we were exploding
you were exploding
they were exploding
Past Perfect
I had exploded
you had exploded
he/she/it had exploded
we had exploded
you had exploded
they had exploded
Future
I will explode
you will explode
he/she/it will explode
we will explode
you will explode
they will explode
Future Perfect
I will have exploded
you will have exploded
he/she/it will have exploded
we will have exploded
you will have exploded
they will have exploded
Future Continuous
I will be exploding
you will be exploding
he/she/it will be exploding
we will be exploding
you will be exploding
they will be exploding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been exploding
you have been exploding
he/she/it has been exploding
we have been exploding
you have been exploding
they have been exploding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been exploding
you will have been exploding
he/she/it will have been exploding
we will have been exploding
you will have been exploding
they will have been exploding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been exploding
you had been exploding
he/she/it had been exploding
we had been exploding
you had been exploding
they had been exploding
Conditional
I would explode
you would explode
he/she/it would explode
we would explode
you would explode
they would explode
Past Conditional
I would have exploded
you would have exploded
he/she/it would have exploded
we would have exploded
you would have exploded
they would have exploded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.explode - cause to burst with a violent release of energy; "We exploded the nuclear bomb"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
fulminate - cause to explode violently and with loud noise
dynamite - blow up with dynamite; "The rock was dynamited"
2.explode - burst outward, usually with noiseexplode - burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
crump - explode heavily or with a loud dull noise
go off - be discharged or activated; "the explosive devices went off"
belch, extravasate, erupt - become active and spew forth lava and rocks; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
implode, go off - burst inward; "The bottle imploded"
3.explode - show a violent emotional reactionexplode - show a violent emotional reaction; "The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary"
react, respond - show a response or a reaction to something
4.explode - be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise; "His anger exploded"
change state, turn - undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election"
5.explode - destroy by exploding; "The enemy exploded the bridge"
ruin, destroy - destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up"
6.explode - cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
7.explode - drive from the stage by noisy disapproval
condemn - declare or judge unfit for use or habitation; "The building was condemned by the inspector"
8.explode - show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete
confute, disprove - prove to be false; "The physicist disproved his colleagues' theories"
9.explode - burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction;"the bomb detonated at noon"; "The Molotov cocktail exploded"
10.explode - increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"

explode

verb
1. blow up, erupt, burst, go off, shatter, shiver They were clearing up when the second bomb exploded.
2. detonate, set off, discharge, let off The first test atomic bomb was exploded in the New Mexico desert.
3. lose your temper, rage, erupt, blow up (informal), lose it (informal), crack up (informal), see red (informal), lose the plot (informal), become angry, have a fit (informal), go ballistic (slang, chiefly U.S.), hit the roof (informal), throw a tantrum, blow a fuse (slang, chiefly U.S.), go berserk (slang), go mad (slang), fly off the handle (informal), go spare (Brit. slang), become enraged, go off the deep end (informal), go up the wall (slang), blow your top (informal), go crook (Austral. & N.Z. slang), fly into a temper, flip your lid (slang), do your nut (Brit. slang) He exploded with rage at the accusation.
4. increase, grow, develop, extend, advance, shoot up, soar, boost, expand, build up, swell, step up (informal), escalate, multiply, proliferate, snowball, aggrandize The population has exploded in the last twenty years.
5. disprove, discredit, refute, belie, demolish, repudiate, put paid to, invalidate, debunk, prove impossible, prove wrong, give the lie to, blow out of the water (slang) an article which explodes the myth that thin equals sexy

explode

verb
1. To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise:
2. To come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure:
blow (out), burst, pop.
Slang: bust.
3. To become manifest suddenly and in full force:
break out, burst (forth or out), erupt, flare (up).
4. To be or become angry:
Informal: steam.
Idioms: blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow one's stack, breathe fire, fly off the handle, get hot under the collar, hit the ceiling, lose one's temper, see red.
5. To increase or expand suddenly, rapidly, or without control:
6. To cause to be no longer believed or valued:
Informal: shoot down.
Idioms: knock the bottom out of, shoot full of holes.
Translations
انفجريُفَجِّرُيُفَنِّدُ ، يَدْحَضُيَنْفَجِريَنْفَجِرُ
vybouchnoutvybuchnout
eksploderemodbevisesprænge
räjähtääräjäyttää
eksplodirati
megdöntrobbanrobbantszétrobbanszétrobbant
brjótast út; springahrekja, afsannaspringa; sprengja
爆発する
폭발하다
pratrūktišoktelėjimassprogmuosprogstamasisstaigus augimas
aizsvilties dusmāsapgāzteksplodēt, sprāgtizplūst smieklospēkšņi izrādīt
wybuchnąćwybuchać
nechať vybuchnúť
eksplodirati
exploderaspränga
ระเบิด
patlamakyanlışlığını kanıtlamakbirden...-meye başlamakçürütmek
nổ

explode

[ɪksˈpləʊd]
A. VIestallar, explotar, hacer explosión (fig) → reventar, estallar
to explode with laughterestallar en carcajadas
to explode with angertener un arrebato de ira
to explode with jealousytener un ataque de celos
B. VT
2. (= refute) [+ rumour] → desmentir; [+ myth, theory] → echar por tierra

explode

[ɪkˈspləʊd]
vi
[bomb] → exploser
(= increase rapidly) → exploser
[angry person] → exploser
to explode with anger → exploser de colère
vt
(= set off) [+ bomb] → faire exploser (= cause to explode) [+ explosive material] → faire exploser
(fig) (= destroy) [+ theory] → démolir
to explode a myth → détruire un mythe
to explode the myth of sth → détruire le mythe de qch

explode

vi
(lit)explodieren
(fig)explodieren; to explode with angervor Wut platzen (inf), → in die Luft gehen (inf); to explode with laughterin schallendes Gelächter ausbrechen, losplatzen (inf); to explode into life (engine, game) → plötzlich in Gang kommen; (crisis) → plötzlich aufflammen
vt
bomb, planesprengen; dynamite, gaszur Explosion bringen
(fig) theoryzu Fall bringen; to explode a mytheinen Mythos entlarven

explode

[ɪksˈpləʊd]
1. viesplodere
to explode with laughter → scoppiare dalle risa
2. vtfar esplodere (fig) (theory) → demolire
to explode a myth → distruggere un mito
exploded drawing → disegno esploso

explode

(ikˈspləud) verb
1. to (cause to) blow up with a loud noise. The bomb exploded; The police exploded the bomb where it could cause no damage.
2. suddenly to show strong feeling. The teacher exploded with anger; The children exploded into laughter.
3. to prove (a theory etc) wrong.
exˈplosion (-ʒən) noun
1. a blowing up, or the noise caused by this. a gas explosion; The explosion could be heard a long way off.
2. the action of exploding. the explosion of the atom bomb.
3. a sudden showing of strong feelings etc. an explosion of laughter.
4. a sudden great increase. an explosion in food prices.
exˈplosive (-siv) adjective
likely to explode. Hydrogen is a dangerously explosive gas.
noun
(a) material that is likely to explode. gelignite and other explosives.

explode

يُفَجِّرُ vybouchnout eksplodere explodieren εκρήγνυμαι estallar räjähtää exploser eksplodirati esplodere 爆発する 폭발하다 exploderen eksplodere wybuchnąć explodir взрывать(ся) explodera ระเบิด patlamak nổ 爆炸
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