Cause to burst with a violent release of energy:
— We exploded the nuclear bomb.
Burst outward, usually with noise:
— The champagne bottle exploded.
Dutch: exploderen, ontploffen, ploffen
Show a violent emotional reaction.
Be unleashed; emerge with violence or noise:
— His anger exploded.
Destroy by exploding.
Dutch: exploderen, opblazen, ontploffen
Cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/.
Drive from the stage by noisy disapproval.
Show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete.
Burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction:
— The Molotov cocktail exploded.
Increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner.
Dutch: exploderen, snel toenemen
Moby thesaurus: backfire, bang, bark, be angry, be excitable, belie, bellow, blast, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, blow out, blow sky-high, blow up, break out, burst, burst forth, bust, catch fire, catch the infection, coal ... show more.
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