Associations to the word «Erupt»


ERUPT, verb. (intransitive) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser).
ERUPT, verb. (intransitive) To burst forth; to break out.
ERUPT, verb. (intransitive) (figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.

Dictionary definition

ERUPT, verb. Start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc".
ERUPT, verb. Erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism".
ERUPT, verb. Start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously".
ERUPT, verb. Break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted".
ERUPT, verb. Become active and spew forth lava and rocks; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while".
ERUPT, verb. Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger".
ERUPT, verb. Appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant".
ERUPT, verb. Become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce".

Wise words

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