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Definition of Explode

Explode

  1. To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as gunpowder explodes.
  2. To burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam.
  3. To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded.
  4. To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.
  5. To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
  6. To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
  7. To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.

Explode Quotations

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode? - Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or does it explode?
Langston Hughes

Your body is like a piece of dynamite. You can tap it with a pencil all day, but you'll never make it explode. You hit it once with a hammer: Bang! Get serious. Do 40 hard minutes, not an hour and half of nonsense. It's so much more rewarding.
Jason Statham

I always check my harness before I do a stunt; I test-drive the cars I have to race or explode; I'm present at all pyrotechnical rehearsals; and I walk through everything step-by-step. No man should put their life in someone else's hands unless they have covered their own safety from all angles.
Akshay Kumar

My cheeks explode when I smile. That's why I have to look so nonplussed.
Rufus Wainwright

You have to have a canon so the next generation can come along and explode it.
Henry Louis Gates
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Explode Translations

explode in Dutch is exploderen, losbarsten, ontploffen
explode in German is explodiere
explode in Norwegian is eksplodere
explode in Portuguese is expluda
explode in Swedish is krevera, explodera
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