In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(gunpowder/bomb) estallar(bomb/gunpowder) hacer explosión(gunpowder/bomb) explotar(vehicle) hacer explosiónthe whole situation could explode in your face — te puede salir el tiro por la culata
- Early evidence suggests that only detonators exploded, not bombs.
- Cluster bombs also produce problematic after-effects because many of the bomblets do not explode on impact as intended.
- The fuel inside the tanker exploded and the shockwave from the blast boosted Ravena's speed.
- The bombs exploded prematurely in the house, but no one was hurt in the incident.
- The bottle must have been slightly warm causing it to explode like a pressure bomb.
- The airplane exploded and broke up into a couple of pieces.
- There are numerous young surfers who excel - they are a bomb waiting to explode onto the international scene.
- Mortar rounds, bullets, and antitank rockets all exploded harmlessly on the armored sides of the ship.
- Shells exploded without warning among the armoured columns, every stretch of open road was a potential trap.
- The second engine upon the other wing exploded in a burst of flames.
- The grenade exploded in mid-air and a brilliant flash blinded everyone in the room.
- This creates heat and in some circumstances you can literally see the hairs popping out of the hair follicle as they explode from the energy they have absorbed.
- Wide-eyed youngsters watched as dozens of fireworks exploded in a shower of colour to kick-off the celebrations with a bang.
- Also, the chemical plant was processing ammonium nitrate, a stable chemical that requires a substantial infusion of energy to explode.
- He flew higher into the sky as the ship exploded into flames.
- The laser heats the surrounding air so fast it explodes, causing a shock wave.
- A grenade exploded nearby, sand raining down on them.
- One of the reactors exploded and released huge doses of radiation.
- The approaching tanks exploded in rapid succession and burst into flames.
- In 1883, Krakatoa's volcano exploded so violently that the sound was said to have been heard 3,000 miles away.
- The missiles hit their mark, as the alien ship finally exploded in a cloud of flames.
- In late August, after rumbling and smoking for many months, Krakatoa exploded four times and basically blew itself apart.
- The firework had exploded next to the cot after penetrating a small double glazed window.
- The plane's jet engines started with a bang, sounding like a bomb exploding in the fuselage.
- Reality set in when a B - 17 went into a dive and suddenly exploded in mid-air.
1.2(with emotion)explotarestallarhe exploded with anger — montó en cólera
- I lost my patience and exploded — perdí la paciencia y exploté
- I exploded with laughter — me eché a reír a carcajadas
- Things at that moment in his life were such that he just exploded and his anger and those feelings were taken out on the wrong person.
- His fears and frustrations bottled up since the nightmare had begun, he suddenly exploded with fury and savage emotion.
- Paige looked at her mother, fearful that she would explode in anger.
- Julia looked so red that she might explode with embarrassment.
- Justin exploded, tears of anger coming to his eyes.
- The whole tent of staff officers exploded with cheers.
- Surely, she wouldn't explode with anger and stomp off?
- For a second, I thought he was going to explode with anger.
- I was so furious when I read the number that I very nearly exploded with rage.
- He just exploded with enthusiasm that I had never seen before in my life.
- When the black shroud was removed from the white jersey, the crowd exploded with cheers in a standing ovation as fans began to chant Robinson's name.
- Exploding with rage, Caroline disengaged from the magician and made for Julian.
- Laine was wondering if she would actually explode with anxiety when they strolled past two old woman, who gave them a strange look.
- Cooper said they all exploded with laughter and just got back in the Lorry and drove off.
- When the bell rang they nearly exploded with laughter about the silly things they were talking about.
- Thousands of school students exploded in anger at the war.
- Valerie had quickly covered Devin's mouth before he could explode with his torrent of name calling.
- Nell looked as if she would explode with happiness.
- The girl's face looked like she was about to explode with rage.
- His mother and father nearly exploded with surprise and told him it was preposterous.
2(increase suddenly)(population/costs) dispararse
- If rates were to explode upward, mortgage payments for these folks could double or triple.
- Cases of the disease exploded in the 1990s and in 2001 it claimed 1,700 lives.
- Their project explores how we should respond to the fact the modern city has exploded in size from the manageable to the unimaginable.
- Weed populations explode the year after a drought due to turf thinning.
- As the urban population exploded in size, councillors faced a housing crisis.
- The mosquito-borne illness is spreading and the cases could explode in the judgment of those health officials.
- When the population numbers explode and increase exceeding the number that can be employed, unemployment and poverty must be inevitable.
- The population exploded, increasing from 48,000 in 1970 to 226,000 in 1990.
- At the same time, commercial, social and professional opportunities are exploding as new markets open to competition and foreign investment and participation.
- Type 2 diabetes has exploded because of the increasing prevalence of both obesity and sedentary lifestyles.
- This was also the period when the population of California really exploded.
- Between 1984 and 2000, the county's population exploded by about two million to close to 10 million residents.
- The funds exploded in size and venture capitalists were investing in businesses and then exiting from them at a breakneck speed.
- In the intervening months the number of new polio cases has exploded, spreading from Kano across Africa's most populous country.
- Interest in snakes has recently exploded to such an extent that books on them are appearing almost as fast as those on dinosaurs.
- Dollar reserves rose steadily in the '70s… and then exploded upward in the '80s.
- Car ownership has exploded in Edinburgh over the past two decades.
- In the spring, rebellion exploded across the previously supportive south.
- Since then, interest has exploded, with dozens of games challenging thousands of simultaneous players across both real and virtual environments.
- The companies are regrouping to better attack the market, a market exploding in size and complexity.
1(bomb/dynamite) explosionar(bomb/dynamite) hacer explotar(bomb/dynamite) hacer estallar
2(discredit)(theory) rebatir(theory) refutar(rumor) desmentir(myth) destruir
- Derrida's theory of supplementarity is useful in understanding the extent to which ethnic art explodes postmodern theory in unexpected and unexplored new directions.
- With its range of tonalities and mobilities, Niedecker's work explodes the standard cliches of minimalism as quiet or modest.
- They exploded the belief that the recurrence of periods of bad business was caused by a scarcity of money and by a general overproduction.
- It explodes myths about refugees and exposes attitudes that need to be dealt with.
- The survey also exploded the myth that cases of divorce were prevalent among the group.
- However, gas-giant planets orbiting less than 0.4 AU from their parent stars explode this belief.
- The belief in the supply side economics has been exploded.
- Already their research has helped to explode long-held theories about the history of disease.
- The research explodes the conventional wisdom that popular music encourages teenagers to misbehave.
- And if I can help explode stereotypes and misinformed beliefs, so much the better.
- If lecturers cannot challenge students freely to engage in debate, no matter how disturbing, how are they supposed to explode myths and encourage radical thinking?
- Be warned, this book will explode many myths you will have associated about the onset of the disease in the 1970s and 1980s.
- This totally explodes the theory of a long life necessarily being a lazy one.
- Sinclair's work is not complex and explodes the popular misconceptions of who pays what.
- The researchers exploded the popular myth that the more highly educated a person is, the more politically active they are.
- Roy's popularity and decency exploded the myth they tried to create.
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