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English definition of “explode”

explode

verb [I] (EMOTION)    /ɪkˈspləʊd/ US  /-ˈsploʊd/
to react suddenly with a strong expression of emotion: [+ speech] "What on Earth do you think you're doing?" she exploded (= said angrily). The children exploded into giggles (= suddenly started laughing uncontrollably).Expressing and showing feelings
(Definition of explode verb (EMOTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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