Meaning of EXPLOSION in English

EXPLOSION

noun

1 sudden loud bursting/exploding

ADJECTIVE

▪ almighty ( esp. BrE ), big , deafening , enormous , great , huge , large , loud , major , massive , powerful , tremendous , violent

▪ minor , small

▪ muffled

There was a muffled ~ somewhere on their right.

▪ distant

The floor shook with a distant ~.

▪ controlled

▪ test

a nuclear test ~

▪ accidental

▪ bomb , chemical , gas , mine , volcanic

▪ atomic , nuclear

▪ terrorist

▪ social ( figurative )

If no action is taken, the country runs the risk of a social ~.

VERB + EXPLOSION

▪ cause , create , set off , trigger

The build-up of gas caused a small ~.

▪ carry out ( esp. BrE )

Bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled ~ on the suspect package.

▪ hear

▪ prevent

▪ survive

EXPLOSION + VERB

▪ come , happen , occur , take place

The ~ came 20 minutes after a coded warning to the police.

The ~ occurred just after noon.

▪ erupt , go off

A massive ~ erupted behind him.

▪ rock sth , shake sth

A huge ~ rocked the entire building.

The ~ shook nearby homes.

▪ blow sth out , destroy sth , rip through sth

An ~ blew out the front windows.

A massive ~ ripped through the chemical works.

▪ injure sb , kill sb

▪ cause sth

The ~ caused major structural damage.

▪ echo , sound

A loud ~ echoed around the valley.

PREPOSITION

▪ in an/the ~

Three people were injured in the ~.

2 sudden large increase

ADJECTIVE

▪ sudden

▪ great

a great ~ of creativity

▪ veritable

In the 1860s a veritable ~ of major scientific publications took place.

▪ population

▪ information

How can we keep up with the information ~?

▪ price , wage ( BrE )

VERB + EXPLOSION

▪ see , witness

I believe we will see an ~ in lawsuits of this kind.

EXPLOSION + VERB

▪ occur , take place

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ in

a sudden ~ in the number of students

▪ ~ of

an ~ of interest in learning Japanese

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .