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  • v. Simple past of blow up.


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  • And when the Animals blew up the vampire's yacht — well, the case was solved, and if the vampires had left, it would have all been good.

    You Suck

  • Jutland made it painfully clear that armored cruisers were spectacularly vulnerable to heavy shells fired by battleships or battle cruisers; that day, four of the ships that had pursued the Goeben — the battle cruiser Indefatigable and the armored cruisers Defence, Black Prince, and Warrior — blew up and sank because heavy German shells penetrated their inadequate armor.

    Castles of Steel

  • And while being on the ships when they blew up would be a great way for Prince Edoran to die, it might kill plain Edoran for real.

    Crown of Earth

  • A cold wind off the ocean blew up the chasm, goose-pimpling her arms like the chill of death.


  • When the Pennsylvania blew up and became a drifting rack-heap freighted with wounded and dying poor souls (my young brother Henry among them), pilot Brown had the watch below, and was probably asleep and never knew what killed him; but Ealer escaped unhurt.

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • The British ships fired forty-six 12-inch shells at Fort Sedd el Bahr on the tip of the Gallipoli peninsula, blew up a magazine, and raised huge clouds of dust.

    Castles of Steel

  • The following day, the British caught up with the flotilla at Skenesborough, blew up three of its galleys, and—the Americans having beached their boats to make a run for it—landed troops and Indians in a furious chase.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • Exasperated, they blew up an armed enemy brigantine trapped in the ice not far from shore, then pitched their camp nearby “upon a bare bleak hill, in full rake of the northwest wind, with no other covering or shelter than the canopy of the heavens, and no fuel but some old rotten rails which we dug up in the snow.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The North fired seven missiles in all, one of which was a long-range Taepo-Dong 2, which blew up forty-two seconds into flight, following a trajectory that would have taken it over Japan, toward Hawaii.

    Surrender is not an Option

  • When he went home that afternoon, he plugged in his video game console, loaded Grand Theft Auto 3, blew up a few cars and shot a half-dozen people, including a young blonde woman.

    Grand Theft Childhood


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