Translation of "explode" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ɪkˈspləʊd/ us /ɪkˈsploʊd/ present participle exploding, past tense and past participle exploded

B1 If a something explodes, it bursts with noise and force.

One of the bombs did not explode.

(Translation of “explode” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ikˈspləud/

to (cause to) blow up with a loud noise

(hacer) explotar
The bomb exploded
The police exploded the bomb where it could cause no damage.

suddenly to show strong feeling

rebentar, explotar
The teacher exploded with anger
The children exploded into laughter.

to prove (a theory etc) wrong.

explosion /-ʒən/ noun

a blowing up, or the noise caused by this

a gas explosion
The explosion could be heard a long way off.

the action of exploding

the explosion of the atom bomb.

a sudden showing of strong feelings etc

ataque, arrebato
an explosion of laughter.

a sudden great increase

explosión, aumento rápido
an explosion in food prices.
explosive /-siv/ adjective

likely to explode

Hydrogen is a dangerously explosive gas.

(Translation of “explode” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)