räjähtää

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  • Hyphenation: rä‧jäh‧tää

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räjähtää, (intransitive)

  1. to explode, burst, blow up
    Pommi räjähti osuttuaan maahan.
    The bomb exploded when it hit the ground.
    Ilmapallo räjähtää, jos puhallat siihen liikaa ilmaa.
    A balloon will burst if you blow too much air into it.
  2. (intransitive) to blow one's top, go ape, go apeshit, hit the roof, hit the ceiling, lose one's rag (to become explosively angry)
    Kun isäni kuuli, että reputin tentissä, hän räjähti.
    When my dad found out I had failed the exams, he just blew his top.

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