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explode due to premature ignition of fuel backfire
explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions bomb
tall marsh plant with cylindrical seed heads that explode when mature shedding large quantities of down; its long flat leaves are used for making mats and chair seats; of North America, Europe, Asia and North Africa bullrush , bulrush , cat's-tail , nailrod , reed mace , reedmace , Typha latifolia
bomb placed in a car and wired to explode when the ignition is started or by remote control or by a timing device car bomb
go off or explode detonate
bomb, explode as a detonate
break through or explode erupt
delayed action computer virus; a set of instructions surreptitiously inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied; when exploded it may delete or corrupt data, or print a spurious message, or h logic bomb , slag code
streak of light in the sky at night that results when a meteoroid hits the earth's atmosphere and air friction causes the meteoroid to melt or vaporize or explode meteor , shooting star
cause to explode pop , set off
fuse made to burn for a given time (especially to explode a bomb) time-fuse
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