explode

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ɪkˈspləʊd/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ɪkˈsploʊd/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ik splōd)


Inflections of 'explode' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
explodes
v 3rd person singular
exploding
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
exploded
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
exploded
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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explode

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. the [bomb, device, fireworks] exploded
  2. a bomb has exploded, [injuring, killing] [100] people
  3. could explode any [second, moment, minute, time]
  4. a [gas line, transformer] has exploded
  5. [overturned, crashed] and exploded
  6. the [rocket, shuttle] exploded in midair
  7. exploded a bomb in [the school, France, Congress]
  8. explode if exposed to [high temperatures, low pressure]
  9. designed to explode on impact
  10. my head [feels like it's, is] about to explode
  11. my heart is exploding with [joy, happiness, love for]
  12. [the population, violence] has exploded (in recent months, over the past year)
  13. its popularity is set to explode
  14. [protests, tensions] exploded into violence
  15. she exploded into action
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