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explode

(eks-plōd′) [L. explodere, to drive away by clapping the hands]
1. To release energy suddenly, as when a bomb detonates.
2. In epidemiology, to appear suddenly or have rapid onset.
3. To display a powerful emotion in words or deeds
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Ms Johnson, 29, from Bradley Mills, said: "My phone rang so I took it off the charger and while I was on the phone it exploded.
The hand grenade, which was buried in the ground along with three others, exploded when workers set fire to dry herbs nearby.
Khan said that the children had found the toy-like explosive device, which appeared to be either a mortar or an RPG shell and were removing mud from it when it exploded.
A military vehicle on patrol south of Bethlehem hit the roadside bomb that exploded, causing damage to the vehicle.
Also Monday, the Associated Press reported that in the northern city of Kirkuk, a car bomb exploded next to a police patrol, injuring four police officers, while one person was killed when a motorcycle with a bomb planted inside it exploded.
Three workers sustained severe injuries when a water boiler tank exploded inside a factory in Masafi area three weeks ago.
According to early reports, the rig exploded 80 miles off the Louisiana coast.
Iraqi police forces told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that a bomb exploded in
A PIPE bomb exploded outside the family home of a Catholic police officer, it was confirmed last night.
QUETTA, April 14, 2010 (Frontier Star): The bomb planted by unknown militants exploded here in Dera Murad Jamali on Wednesday luckily no loss of life was reported.
There was some speculation that a gas canister on the bus might have exploded accidentally rather than a bomb, but the
Summary: Three suspected Israeli spy devices have exploded in south Lebanon, two detonated remotely by the Israeli army and one destroyed by the Lebanese army, a military official said on Sunday.