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Princeton's WordNet

  1. erupt, break outverb

    start abruptly

    "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"

  2. erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst outverb

    erupt or intensify suddenly

    "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"

  3. erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrateverb

    start to burn or burst into flames

    "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"

  4. erupt, come out, break through, push throughverb

    break out

    "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"

  5. erupt, belch, extravasateverb

    become active and spew forth lava and rocks

    "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"

  6. break, burst, eruptverb

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

  7. eruptverb

    appear on the skin

    "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"

  8. erupt, recrudesce, break outverb

    become raw or open

    "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"


  1. eruptverb

    To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.

    Etymology: [See eruption.]

  2. eruptverb

    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.

    Etymology: [See eruption.]


  1. eruptverb

    to violently eject

    the volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area

  2. eruptverb

    to spontaneously release pressure or tension

    the crowd erupted in anger

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eruptverb

    to cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava

    Etymology: [See eruption.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Erupt

    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.]

Anagrams for erupt »

  1. 'puter, Puter, puter, Putre

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of erupt in a Sentence

  1. Bolshaya Udina:

    If the volcano does erupt, it could pose a significant threat to the small villages nearby.

  2. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:

    It's probably the single place on the world -- in the world -- where war could erupt at the snap of our fingers.

  3. Mary RobinsonFor Robinson:

    It's a place for kids to come and erupt like a volcano, it's a safe way to release their angry feelings... and it makes it easier for kids to talk and express themselves.

  4. Michael Ferlez:

    Trade tensions will remain a key source of risk for U.S. manufacturers, even if tensions don't erupt into a trade war, the mounting uncertainty will likely eventually weigh on new business investments.

  5. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley:

    In the face of overwhelming video evidence that something had gone terribly wrong, South Carolina did not erupt in riots or violence.

Images & Illustrations of erupt

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