verb (used without object), ex·plod·ed, ex·plod·ing.
verb (used with object), ex·plod·ed, ex·plod·ing.
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Origin of explode
OTHER WORDS FROM explodeex·plod·er, nounpre·ex·plode, verb, pre·ex·plod·ed, pre·ex·plod·ing.un·ex·plod·ed, adjective
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The moment exploded on social media, inspiring jokes, memes and a surprise resurgence of the 2017 single onto Twitter’s trending topics.Trump contradicts CDC director on vaccine; Biden says Americans shouldn’t trust Trump|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
The hype around cloud database developer Snowflake exploded on Wednesday, as the company’s shares more than doubled in value on their first day of trading after a high-profile initial public offering.
From Santa Cruz to Lake Tahoe, thousands of bolts of electricity exploded down onto withered grasslands and forests, some of them already hollowed out by climate-driven infestations of beetles and kiln-dried by the worst five-year drought on record.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration|by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
While the app’s design and ability to foster a creative community caused it to surge onto the social media scene, it’s exploding because of the way it gathers and harnesses data to enhance the user experience.Unpacking the TikTok algorithm: Three reasons why it’s the most addictive social network|Brian Freeman|September 11, 2020|Search Engine Watch
Warren said the exploding number of cases at Metropolitan has felt inevitable to defense attorneys since the pandemic started.Federal Jail Downtown Now Has One of the Country’s Worst COVID Outbreaks|Maya Srikrishnan|September 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
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