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Meaning & Definition of Erupt in English

English

Erupt

/ɪrəpt/

verb

1. Start abruptly

  • "After 1989, peace broke out in the former east bloc"
    synonym:
  • erupt
  • ,
  • break out

2. Erupt or intensify suddenly

  • "Unrest erupted in the country"
  • "Tempers flared at the meeting"
  • "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
    synonym:
  • erupt
  • ,
  • irrupt
  • ,
  • flare up
  • ,
  • flare
  • ,
  • break open
  • ,
  • burst out

3. Start to burn or burst into flames

  • "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"
  • "The oily rags combusted spontaneously"
    synonym:
  • erupt
  • ,
  • ignite
  • ,
  • catch fire
  • ,
  • take fire
  • ,
  • combust
  • ,
  • conflagrate

4. Break out

  • "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted"
    synonym:
  • erupt
  • ,
  • come out
  • ,
  • break through
  • ,
  • push through

5. Become active and spew forth lava and rocks

  • "Vesuvius erupts once in a while"
    synonym:
  • erupt
  • ,
  • belch
  • ,
  • extravasate

6. Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

  • "Break into tears"
  • "Erupt in anger"
    synonym:
  • break
  • ,
  • burst
  • ,
  • erupt

7. Appear on the skin

  • "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
    synonym:
  • erupt

8. Become raw or open

  • "He broke out in hives"
  • "My skin breaks out when i eat strawberries"
  • "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
    synonym:
  • erupt
  • ,
  • recrudesce
  • ,
  • break out