Silver Linings Playbook allowed her to explode, playing a woman unhinged, histrionic, and emotionally volatile.
Like magma seeping up through geological faults, this emotion can explode in unexpected ways.
Williams told of escaping the British Petroleum rig as it was about to explode into eternity and would take 11 people with it.
But the joy in the Land of Smiles is borne on an undercurrent of unease that could explode into bloody confrontation.
The decisions are mine … If everyone does their own custom, the house will explode.
One of these shelters will explode the shell or bomb, and the other receive the burst.
Hurriedly he tried a half dozen more cartridges but they refused to explode.
This boat was intended to pass under a vessel's bottom, towing a torpedo after her, which was arranged to explode on contact.
At that very moment the Arabella seemed to explode as she swept by.
Matter in an unstable condition tends either to explode or to grow or to disintegrate.
1530s, "to reject with scorn," from Latin explodere "drive out or off by clapping, hiss off, hoot off," originally theatrical, "to drive an actor off the stage by making noise," hence "drive out, reject" (a sense surviving in an exploded theory), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + plaudere "to clap the hands, applaud," of uncertain origin. Athenian audiences were highly demonstrative. clapping and shouting approval, stamping, hissing, and hooting for disapproval. The Romans seem to have done likewise.
At the close of the performance of a comedy in the Roman theatre one of the actors dismissed the audience, with a request for their approbation, the expression being usually plaudite, vos plaudite, or vos valete et plaudite. [William Smith, "A First Latin Reading Book," 1890]English used it to mean "drive out with violence and sudden noise" (1650s), later, "go off with a loud noise" (American English, 1790); sense of "to burst with destructive force" is first recorded 1882; of population, 1959. Related: Exploded; exploding.