explode
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explode(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to blow up)
a. explotar
The lightning struck the gas tank and it exploded.El rayo le pegó al tanque de gas, que explotó.
b. estallar
He lit the fuse and took cover while waiting for the dynamite to explode.Encendió la mecha y se puso a cubierto mientras esperó que la dinamita estallara.
c. hacer explosión
He quickly pulled off the road when his tire exploded.Rápidamente se orilló cuando la llanta hizo explosión.
2. (to express sudden emotion)
a. explotar
Sam exploded in anger when he saw what the vandals had done to his car.Sam explotó de ira cuando vio lo que los vándalos le habían hecho a su coche.
b. estallar
Sandra explodes with rage whenever anyone mentions her ex-boyfriend.Sandra estalla de rabia cada vez que alguien menciona a su exnovio.
c. reventar
The courtroom exploded with laughter, and a prompt recess was called.La sala del tribunal reventó de risa, y se solicitó un receso inmediato.
3. (to grow rapidly)
a. dispararse
After the release of our new product, third quarter sales exploded.Después del lanzamiento de nuestro nuevo producto, las ventas del tercer trimestre se dispararon.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to blow up)
a. hacer explotar
The insurgents exploded an oil pipeline.Los insurgentes hicieron explotar un oleoducto.
b. hacer estallar
The terrorists blew up a supermarket.Los terroristas hicieron estallar un supermercado.
c. explosionar
They exploded the helicopter with C4.Explosionaron el helicóptero con C4.
5. (to refute)
a. desmentir
He exploded the rumor of his resignation in a public statement.Desmintió el rumor de su renuncia en una declaración pública.
b. refutar
Available evidence has exploded the theory that the heaviest brain is necessarily the most highly developed.Los datos disponibles han refutado la teoría de que el cerebro más pesado es necesariamente el más desarrollado.
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explode
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (bomb)
a. hacer explotar, explosionar
2. (fig)
a. reventar, desbaratar (idea, theory)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (bomb)
a. explotar, estallar
4. (fig)
a. estallar (with anger)
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explode [ɪksˈpləʊd]
intransitive verb
estallar; explotar; hacer explosión; reventar; estallar
to explode with laughter estallar en carcajadas; to explode with anger tener un arrebato de ira; to explode with jealousy tener un ataque de celos
transitive verb
1 hacer estallar; hacer explotar; explosionar
2 (refute) [+rumour] desmentir; [+myth, theory] echar por tierra
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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