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erupt meaning and definition

ERUPT verb

Definition of erupt (verb)

  1. start abruptly
    • "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc"
    • synonyms: break out
  2. erupt or intensify suddenly
  3. start to burn or burst into flames
  4. break out
  5. become active and spew forth lava and rocks
  6. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
    • "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
    • synonyms: break, burst
  7. appear on the skin
    • "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
  8. become raw or open
    • "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce"
    • synonyms: break out, recrudesce
Source: Princeton University Wordnet