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dynamite

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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dynamitedy‧na‧mite1 /ˈdaɪnəmaɪt/ noun [uncountable]  1 Ta powerful explosive used especially for breaking rock a dynamite blast2 EXCITEDsomething or someone that is likely to cause a lot of trouble If the proposals became public they would be dynamite.3 old-fashioned informal someone or something that is very exciting or impressive The band is dynamite.
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dynamiteThe task required the excavation of three and half million tons of rock with enough dynamite to level Toledo.All told, Post blew up $ 50,000 in dynamite in 21 rain battles.The kid is dynamite and a new five-year deal and a £7million price tag only serve to underline the fact.They've only been playing together for six months but they're dynamite.Add brains to that particular package, and you're dynamite to some one like Jason Prior.Before cyanide fishing came into vogue, Hong Kong fleets had often used dynamite to blow fish out of the water.No two ways about it, Clint Schneider was dynamite.
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dynamitedynamite2 verb [transitive]  TEXPLODEto damage or destroy something with dynamite
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Examples from the Corpus
dynamiteIn 1955 it became so dangerous it had to be dynamited.She warned them the rock would tumble into the lake before preparations could be completed for dynamiting it.To the shock of his intellectual family, he dynamited Sartreism.
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Verb table
dynamite
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydynamite
he, she, itdynamites
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydynamited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dynamited
he, she, ithas dynamited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dynamited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dynamite
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dynamited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dynamiting
he, she, itis dynamiting
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you, we, theyare dynamiting
Past
I, he, she, itwas dynamiting
you, we, theywere dynamiting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dynamiting
he, she, ithas been dynamiting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dynamiting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dynamiting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dynamiting
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