verb (used with object), dy·na·mit·ed, dy·na·mit·ing.
- dynamic spatial reconstructor,
- dynamic splint,
- dynamic strength,
Origin of dynamite
Examples from the Web for dynamite
One strip, Foolish Grandpa and Sour Henry, shows Grandpa being hit on the head by a sandbag and blown up by dynamite.
But the poem set off tiny sticks of dynamite behind my eyes.
“Coulda been a dynamite gig, too, man,” Berry Oakley laments.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He would turn up at private views with distress flares and sticks of dynamite and stuff.Joshua Compston Was Once the Wunderkind of the British Art World…and Now He’s Been Practically Forgotten|Anthony Haden-Guest|January 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The state he lived in licensed purchasers of dynamite and other incendiaries only after a background check.
This is probably the most important use of "Red Cross" Dynamite.Farming with Dynamite|E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co.
You never heard of any one searching the cellar of that man's house for a keg of dynamite.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
"Read that dynamite," he said, his face flushed and lowering.A Poor Wise Man|Mary Roberts Rinehart
“If we can dynamite the dam, it may not be necessary,” Mr. Silverton said.Dan Carter Cub Scout|Mildred A. Wirt
And thus this formidable preacher of dynamite and disaster was borne off in mingled triumph and disgrace by his indignant spouse.A Girl Among the Anarchists|Isabel Meredith
Word Origin for dynamite
1867, from Swedish dynamit, coined 1867 by its inventor, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), from Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)) + -ite (2). Figurative sense of "something potentially dangerous" is from 1922. Positive sense of "dynamic and excellent" by mid-1960s, perhaps originally Black English.
1881, from dynamite (n.). Related: Dynamited; dynamiting.