erupt

verb
ADVERB
violently

the volcano which erupted violently last month

suddenly

His anger suddenly erupted into furious shouting.

periodically

Epidemics periodically erupted throughout the 19th century.

occasionally

Violence occasionally erupts between the opposing factions.

spontaneously

The audience spontaneously erupted into a standing ovation.

finally

Michael finally erupted, jumping up from his seat.

VERB + ERUPT
threaten to
PREPOSITION
in

The crowd erupted in cheers and sobs of joy.

into

violence that threatened to erupt into a full-scale war

with

The room erupted with laughter.

Erupt is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑applause, ↑argument, ↑battle, ↑chaos, ↑cheer, ↑clash, ↑commotion, ↑conflict, ↑controversy, ↑crisis, ↑crowd, ↑debate, ↑dispute, ↑explosion, ↑fight, ↑fighting, ↑fire, ↑flash, ↑furore, ↑fury, ↑gunfire, ↑pain, ↑rage, ↑riot, ↑roar, ↑row, ↑scandal, ↑storm, ↑violence, ↑volcano, ↑war

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  • erupt — e*rupt ([ e]*r[u^]pt ), v. t. [See {eruption}.] To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava. Huxley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erupt — erupt; erupt·ible; …   English syllables

  • erupt — e*rupt ([ e]*r[u^]pt ), v. i. [See {eruption}.] 1. To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC] 2. To burst forth; to break …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • erupt — index emit, penetrate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • erupt — i rəpt vi 1) of a tooth to emerge through the gum 2) to break out (as with a skin eruption) erup·tive tiv adj …   Medical dictionary

  • erupt — 1650s, of diseases, etc., from L. eruptus, pp. of erumpere to break out, burst (see ERUPTION (Cf. eruption)). Of volcanoes, from 1770. Related: Erupted; erupting …   Etymology dictionary

  • erupt — [v] give forth, eject with force appear, belch, blow up, boil, break out, burst, cast out, detonate, discharge, emit, eruct, explode, extravasate, flare up*, go off*, gush, hurl, jet, pour forth, rupture, spew, spit, spout, spurt, throw off*,… …   New thesaurus

  • erupt — ► VERB 1) (of a volcano) forcefully eject lava, rocks, ash, or gases. 2) break out suddenly. 3) give vent to feelings in a sudden and noisy way. 4) (of a spot, rash, etc.) suddenly appear on the skin. DERIVATIVES eruptive adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • erupt — [ē rupt′, irupt′] vi. [< L eruptus, pp. of erumpere, to break out, burst forth < e , out + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. to burst forth or out, as from some restraint [erupting lava, a riot erupted] 2. to throw forth lava, water, steam …   English World dictionary

  • erupt — UK [ɪˈrʌpt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms erupt : present tense I/you/we/they erupt he/she/it erupts present participle erupting past tense erupted past participle erupted 1) if a volcano erupts, it explodes inside and flames, rocks, and… …   English dictionary

  • erupt — verb (I) 1 if a volcano erupts, it explodes and sends smoke, fire, and rock into the sky 2 if fighting, violence, loud noises etc erupt, they start suddenly: Gang violence can erupt for no apparent reason. 3 erupt into laughter/shouting etc to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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