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See also: cook-off
- (transitive, US, military) To pull the pin from a grenade and wait two or three seconds before throwing.
- (transitive, US, military) As with above, except to unintentionally wait so long that the grenade detonates.
- (transitive, chemistry, military) To cause an accidental detonation of explosives, especially due to excess heat.
- (intransitive, chemistry, military) To accidentally detonate, especially as the result of excess heat.