verb (used without object), ex·plod·ed, ex·plod·ing.
verb (used with object), ex·plod·ed, ex·plod·ing.
Origin of explode
Related formsex·plod·er, nounpre·ex·plode, verb, pre·ex·plod·ed, pre·ex·plod·ing.un·ex·plod·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for explode
Angry Birds at its simplest was the same way, though you wanted to watch things collapse and explode.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It failed to explode, but U.S. officials knew they were lucky.
Markov tells The Daily Beast he expects the situation in eastern Ukraine to explode in the coming two days.
Add in fiery preaching by anti-gay zealots, often funded by American organizations, and you have a volatile brew ready to explode.
Holmes: “I had five seconds from the time the pin falls off from that grenade until it will explode.”‘Kill Team’: The Documentary the Army Doesn’t Want You to See|Andrew Romano|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My dogs look like they are going to explode, said Chuck as he wiggled his toes in the cool water.Slim Evans and his Horse Lightning|Graham M. Dean
"And something will explode ere long, I imagine," laughed Horace Kelsey.The Young Bridge-Tender|Arthur M. Winfield
Very often excessive speed alone will cause a fan to explode.Life in a Railway Factory|Alfred Williams
In point of fact, the charge is set with an interrupter detonator which will explode as soon at the power line is severed.The Great Drought|Sterner St. Paul Meek
It may explode on contact or on time, or a combination of these two.Armageddon--2419 A.D.|Philip Francis Nowlan