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phrasal verb
  1. 1
    to explode, or to be fired

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  2. 2
    to start making a noise as a signal or warning

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  3. 4
    to leave a place, especially for a particular purpose

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  4. 5
    to happen in a particular way

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  5. 6
    American informal to suddenly become angry and start shouting

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  6. 7
    British if food or drink goes off, it is no longer fresh

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  7. 8
    British informal to become worse in quality

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  8. 10
    British spoken to start to sleep

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used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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