explodeverbuk /ɪkˈspləʊd/ us /ɪkˈsploʊd/
explode verb (BREAK APART)
- If you pull the pin out of a hand-grenade, it'll explode.
- The plane dived towards the ground and exploded in a ball of flame.
- Witnesses reported seeing a huge orange fireball as the oil refinery exploded.
- The terrorists exploded the device just as a convoy was passing.
- She could hear the distant sound of fireworks exploding.
explode verb (EMOTION)
explode verb (INCREASE)
explode verb (PROVE FALSE)