Definition of 'explode'
Example sentences containing 'explode'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
One exploded after a bomb disposal robot accidentally cut the wrong wire. The Sun (2016)A bomb had exploded in the road. Times, Sunday Times (2016)His mother, he said, was apparently proud that he had carried on sleeping when the bomb exploded. Times, Sunday Times (2017)And then the room exploded with noise. Man of Honour (2007)The early models often exploded on ignition. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It is a myth that was exploded when two things happened on the same day last week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You walk along the street and suddenly a car explodes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We came out for the second half and exploded. The Sun (2015)It shocked me at the time but then my anger exploded. The Sun (2016)The bomb had exploded above them at the third floor. BomberShe seems to think eating sweets will make them explode or something. The Sun (2010)The second bomb was exploded outside a building containing an intelligence office. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He timed the bomb to explode four hours after he left the aircraft. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It felt like something else could explode at any moment. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We can first explode the myth that judges are to blame and ministers are not responsible for sentence lengths. Times, Sunday Times (2010)One carrier was hit and exploded, leaving a soldier fatally wounded and screaming. The Sun (2014)Sales of e-books have exploded as a result. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Suddenly, a cloud of noise explodes as all the instruments tune. Christianity Today (2000)By the 1990s the population exploded. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The pilot was landing, and it seemed he sort of turned to one side and the plane exploded when it hit the cars. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The National Stadium exploded with noise. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Trends of 'explode'
In Common Usage. explode is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'explode'
British English: explode /ɪkˈspləʊd/ VERB
If something such as a bomb explodes, it bursts with great force.
Fireworks exploded in the sky above.
- American English: explode
- Arabic: يُفَجِّرُ يفجر
- Brazilian Portuguese: explodir
- Chinese: 爆炸
- Croatian: eksplodirati
- Czech: vybouchnout
- Danish: eksplodere
- Dutch: exploderen
- European Spanish: estallar
- Finnish: räjähtää
- French: exploser
- German: explodieren
- Greek: εκρήγνυμαι
- Italian: esplodere
- Japanese: 爆発する
- Korean: 폭발하다
- Norwegian: eksplodere
- Polish: wybuchnąć
- European Portuguese: explodir
- Romanian: a exploda
- Russian: взрывать(ся)
- Spanish: estallar
- Swedish: explodera
- Thai: ระเบิด
- Turkish: patlamak havaya uçarak
- Ukrainian: вибухати
- Vietnamese: nổ
Definition of explode from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.