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noun as in blast

noun as in detonation

Strongest match

noun as in eruption

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And he was indicted in Israel last week on charges he plotted to blow up sites holy to Islam.

“The investigation started with ‘Adam vs. Arabs,’ that he wanted to blow up everything that was important to them,” said Wolf.

MOSCOW — The capital of Chechnya, Grozny, seemed to blow up around 1:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

“The fact the engine did not blow up does not mean it is not the cause of the accident,” he told the Daily Beast.

And the solid rocket propellant would not blow up in one explosion since it cannot do that without an oxidizer.

Says positively must make trip to Bend & get cigarettes tomorrow or will blow up whole outfit.

Jose sternly declined, and when Young Glory threatened to blow up the boats, he told him to do so.

I grant you he wanted to blow up the 'Ouses of Parliament; but, if there was licensing bills in those days, I don't blame him.

The next morning, when they awoke, they found that the wind had altered and was beginning to blow up from the southward.

What Bushnell did was to invent a boat that would move under water and might be made to blow up an enemy's ship.


On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blow-up, such as: burst, crash, detonation, eruption, explosion, and outbreak.

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