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Erupt   /ɪrˈəpt/  /ˈɪrəpt/   Listen
Erupt

verb
1.
Start abruptly.  Synonym: break out.
2.
Erupt or intensify suddenly.  Synonyms: break open, burst out, flare, flare up, irrupt.  "Tempers flared at the meeting" , "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
3.
Start to burn or burst into flames.  Synonyms: catch fire, combust, conflagrate, ignite, take fire.  "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
4.
Break out.  Synonyms: break through, come out, push through.
5.
Become active and spew forth lava and rocks.  Synonyms: belch, extravasate.
6.
Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up.  Synonyms: break, burst.  "Erupt in anger"
7.
Appear on the skin.
8.
Become raw or open.  Synonyms: break out, recrudesce.  "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries" , "Such boils tend to recrudesce"



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"Erupt" Quotes from Famous Books



... Geysers erupt at intervals instead of continuously boiling, because their long, narrow, and often tortuous conduits do not permit a free circulation of the water. After an eruption the tube is refilled and the water again gradually becomes heated. Deep in the tube where it is in contact with hot lavas the ...
— The Elements of Geology • William Harmon Norton



Words linked to "Erupt" :   turn, trouble, burn, catch, begin, intensify, express emotion, express feelings, start, appear, blow out, deepen, change state, light up, dehisce, explode, ail, pain



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