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Bombs were exploding all over the city.
When I told Ian that Maggie had refused to come, he simply exploded.
She suddenly exploded with rage, and stormed off.
The room exploded into uproar when the fire alarm went off.
The increased availability of food has caused the deer population to explode.
Investment in technology stocks exploded in the 1990s.
Scientists wanted to explode the myth of a monster living in the lake.
A group of youths exploded out of the door.
Suddenly, behind her, the stage explodes into life.
This is the British English definition of explode. View American English definition of explode.