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dynamitenoun [U]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·nəˌmɑɪt/
a ​type of ​explosive: a ​stick of dynamite
A ​subject can be called dynamite if it could have a ​sudden and ​importantinfluence on the way many ​peoplethink or ​feel: The ​SocialSecurityissue is ​political dynamite.

dynamiteverb [T]

 us   /ˈdɑɪ·nəˌmɑɪt/
to use dynamite to ​destroy or ​breakapart something in an ​explosion: A ​workcrew dynamited the ​concretepillars.
(Definition of dynamite from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"dynamite" in British English

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dynamitenoun [U]

uk   /ˈdaɪ.nə.maɪt/  us   /ˈdaɪ.nə.maɪt/
a ​type of ​explosive: a ​stick of dynamite
informal something that ​causes or may ​causegreatshock or ​excitement: The ​issue of ​unemployment is political dynamite (= could ​causebigpoliticalproblems).

dynamiteverb [T]

uk   /ˈdaɪ.nə.maɪt/  us   /ˈdaɪ.nə.maɪt/
(Definition of dynamite from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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