- v. intransitive To explode or be destroyed by explosion.
- v. transitive To cause (something or someone) to explode, or to destroy (something) or maim or kill (someone) by means of an explosion.
- v. transitive To inflate or fill with air.
- v. transitive To enlarge or zoom in.
- v. intransitive To fail disastrously.
- v. slang, intransitive To become popular very quickly.
- v. slang To suddenly get very angry.
- v. slang, intransitive To relatively quickly become much more fat or rotund.
- v. make large
- v. exaggerate or make bigger
- v. to swell or cause to enlarge,
- v. burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
- v. fill with gas or air
- v. get very angry and fly into a rage
- v. add details to
- v. cause to burst with a violent release of energy
“On Christmas Day, Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was arrested for trying to blow up a”
“For instance, when a massive jihadist plot to blow up ten airliners over the Atlantic and kill thousands was foiled in 2006, then-chief of homeland security Michael Chertoff briefed his agency using only the word extremists to describe the plotters—no mention of Islam.”
“Under no duress, Libi spoke to the agents about Richard Reid, the so-called shoe bomber, who had recently been arrested in Boston after trying to blow up an American Airlines flight over the Atlantic.”
“General Mohammed Said wanted to blow up the arsenal and most of the town and its defenders with it, but his officers preferred to take their chances in a jibba.”
“Days after Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-born U.S. citizen and resident of Connecticut, tried to blow up a car bomb in Times Square, Sen. Joe Lieberman seized on renewed fears of a terrorist attack to announce his latest legislative gambit: the "Terrorism Expatriation Act" -- or "TEA" -- which would revoke the citizenship of any American "who is found to be involved with a foreign terrorist organization as designated by the State Department.”
“He had been given his explosives-laden vest by a Pakistani Taliban commander named Akthar Mohammed, but, unlike some suicide bombers, he was not given tranquilizers before setting off on his assignment: to blow up a convoy of Western soldiers and so earn his ticket to Paradise.”
“As far as the Liberty City group was concerned this was nonsense; the group of men, who were arrested for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago, smoked a great deal of marijuana and subscribed to the obscure beliefs of an outfit called the Moorish Science Temple; so nascent were their terrorist plans that they never even bothered to travel to Chicago.”
“Through hard work and happenstance, a plot to blow up Los Angeles Airport was broken up, leading to further arrests in Brooklyn, Boston, and elsewhere.”
“They might not be able to blow up a car, fire a submachine gun, freeze an opponent, battle a zombie or engage in a samurai-style tournament in the real world.”
“Of particular interest to Pearl in mid-January 2002 was Richard Reid, the British-Jamaican “shoe bomber,” who had recently tried to blow up an American Airlines flight with explosives hidden in his sneakers.”
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