Erupt - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪˈrʌpt|  American pronunciation of the word erupt
Brit.  |ɪˈrʌpt|  British pronunciation of the word erupt


- start abruptly
- erupt or intensify suddenly(syn: flare, irrupt)
- start to burn or burst into flames (syn: combust, conflagrate, ignite)
- break out
- become active and spew forth lava and rocks(syn: belch, extravasate)
- force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up(syn: break, burst)
- appear on the skin
- become raw or open (syn: recrudesce)


The volcano erupted with tremendous force.

A bitter dispute has erupted among the members of the team.

Violence erupted after police shot a student during the demonstration.

A political row erupted over the MP's comments.

They were angry to the point of erupting into riot.

Their conversations often erupted into squabbles.

The government is trying to stop local violence from erupting into civil war.

Unrest erupted in the country

The tooth erupted and had to be extracted

Vesuvius erupts once in a while

A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant

There had been no sign that the volcano would erupt.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: erupt
he/she/it: erupts
present participle: erupting
past tense: erupted
past participle: erupted
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