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English definition of “explode into sth”

explode into sth

phrasal verb with explode     /ɪkˈspləʊd/ US  /-ˈsploʊd/ verb
to suddenly change into something powerful or exciting: London's parks have exploded into colour (= become very colourful because many flowers have opened) in the last week.ChangingAdapting and modifying Adapting and attuning to somethingChanging frequently
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