N. KOREA BLOWS UP LIAISON OFFICE NEAR BORDER
blow up PHRASAL VERB
NTRANSITIVE/TRANSITIVE if something blows up, or if someone blows something up,
it explodes and is destroyed
Terrorists had threatened to blow up the embassy.
The boiler blew up, wrecking the whole house.
(from Macmillan Dictionary)
erupt verb [I]
UK /ɪˈrʌpt/ US /ɪˈrʌpt/
erupt verb [I] (START SUDDENLY)
to start suddenly and violently:
At the end of a hot summer, violence erupted in the inner cities.
defector noun [C]
UK /dɪˈfek.tər/ US /dɪˈfek.tɚ/
someone who leaves a country, political party, etc., especially in order
to join an opposing one:
She was one of many Communist Party defectors.
There was no way to know whether the defectors would fight for the opposition.
sever verb [T]
UK /ˈsev.ər/ US /ˈsev.ɚ/
to end a connection with someone or something:
The US severed diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1961.
The company has severed its connection/links/relationship/ties with
its previous partners.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
I felt nostalgic listening to the radio.