Meaning of “explode” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb uk us /ɪkˈspləʊd/
BOMB [ I, T ]

B1 If something such as a bomb explodes, it bursts (= breaks suddenly from inside) with noise and force, and if you explode it, you make it burst with noise and force:

One of the bombs did not explode.

to suddenly start shouting because you are very angry:

She exploded when he said he was going to the pub with his friends.

(Definition of “explode” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)