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    erupt

    erupt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word erupt

    Definition
    (verb) start abruptly
    Synonyms : break out
    Example Sentence
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
    Definition
    (verb) erupt or intensify suddenly
    Example Sentence
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism
    Definition
    (verb) start to burn or burst into flames
    Example Sentence
    • Marsh gases ignited suddenly
    • The oily rags combusted spontaneously
    Definition
    (verb) break out
    Example Sentence
    • The tooth erupted and had to be extracted
    Definition
    (verb) become active and spew forth lava and rocks
    Synonyms : belch , extravasate
    Example Sentence
    • Vesuvius erupts once in a while
    Definition
    (verb) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
    Synonyms : break , burst
    Example Sentence
    • break into tears
    • erupt in anger
    Definition
    (verb) appear on the skin
    Example Sentence
    • A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant
    Definition
    (verb) become raw or open
    Synonyms : break out , recrudesce
    Example Sentence
    • He broke out in hives
    • My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries
    • Such boils tend to recrudesce
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