- 1.1 (explotar, reventar) [bomba] to explode; [neumático] to blow out, burst; [globo] to burst; [cristal] to shatter la policía hizo estallar el dispositivo police detonated the device el vestido le estallaba por las costuras her dress was literally bursting at the seams un día de estos voy a estallar one of these days I'm going to blow my top [colloquial/familiar] 1.2 [guerra/revuelta] to break out; [tormenta] to break; [escándalo/crisis] to break el conflicto estalló tras un incidente fronterizo the conflict blew up after a border incident 1.3 [persona]estallar
enalgo estalló en llanto she burst into tears, she burst out crying el público estalló en aplausos the audience burst into applause
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.