erupt, break out(verb)
"After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out(verb)
erupt or intensify suddenly
"Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate(verb)
start to burn or burst into flames
"Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
erupt, come out, break through, push through(verb)
"The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
erupt, belch, extravasate(verb)
become active and spew forth lava and rocks
"Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
break, burst, erupt(verb)
force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
"break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
appear on the skin
"A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
erupt, recrudesce, break out(verb)
become raw or open
"He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.
To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano, teeth through the gums, etc.; as, the third molar erupts late in most people, and in some persons does not occur at all.
Origin: [See eruption.]
to violently eject
the volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area
to spontaneously release pressure or tension
the crowd erupted in anger
to cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava
Origin: [See eruption.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
e-rupt′, v.i. to break out or through, as a volcano.—n. Erup′tion, a breaking or bursting forth: that which bursts forth: a breaking out of spots on the skin.—adjs. Erup′tional; Erupt′ive, breaking forth: attended by or producing eruption: produced by eruption.—n. Erupt′iveness. [L. erumpĕre, eruptum.—e, out, rumpĕre, to break.]
'puter, Puter, puter, Putre
The numerical value of erupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of erupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When suspicion and hostility is allowed to fester it can erupt into unrest.
It's probably the single place on the world -- in the world -- where war could erupt at the snap of our fingers.
Americans think of themselves collectively as a huge rescue squad on twenty-four-hour call to any spot on the globe where dispute and conflict may erupt.
The only thing we are waiting on is getting some of the victims in well-enough health to where they can shed some light on what caused the incident to erupt.
There are plenty of feuds and rivalries among these candidates and much of the debate may be driven by how much and how often they erupt. Remember that these folks are all fierce competitors with plenty of ego.
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