Definition of 'erupt'


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1. to violently eject

2. figuratively to spontaneously release pressure or tension

3. start abruptly

4. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

5. appear on the skin

6. To throw out suddenly and with great violence; emit violently; cast out, as lava from a volcano; belch.

7. To burst forth suddenly and violently; break or belch out; send forth matter.

8. To break through the gums in developing. Used of teeth.

9. To develop suddenly.

10. To express oneself suddenly and loudly.

11. To be thrown or forced out.

12. To appear on the skin. Used of a rash or blemish.

13. To throw or force something out violently, as lava, ash, and gases.

14. To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano, teeth through the gums, etc.

15. To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser.

16. To cause to burst forth; to eject.


1. It is not the first time that violence has erupted between the pair.

2. Then the place erupted when they came on.

3. The scandal erupted again just 11 days before the election.

4. And as darkness engulfed the Jungle camp for the last time more violence erupted.

5. Fighting erupted soon afterwards and lasted for more than three years.

6. The place erupts when they enter town.

7. Once the hammer went down the whole place erupted into applause.

8. Violence erupted last week as mass demonstrations took place across the country in the third general strike this year.

9. Norwegian resentment inevitably erupted into violence.

10. With growth returning, policymakers need to stamp this out before chaos erupts again.

11. Heavy fighting had again erupted in the nine-year civil war.

12. The pair had been arguing in French moments before violence erupted.

13. When he got on to the ones they had heard before, the place erupted.

14. The performance went perfectly, and at the end the place erupted.

15. Two sci-fi clubs at the centre of a feud that almost erupted into violence are to hold peace talks.

16. Nobody was hurt in the eruption, but local experts warned that the volcano could erupt again at any time.

17. What happens if we have to alter the safe to unsafe, when danger suddenly erupts from an apparently trustworthy place or person?

18. On the sixth day of observing the smoking peak and waiting for action, the photographers saw the mountain erupt with massive violence.

19. A subdued first period suddenly erupted with three goals in a three-minute spell just before the interval.

20. The question of whether to applaud between movements at a classical concert has long divided audiences and the row has erupted again at the Proms.

21. More than 6,000 officers had been drafted in over fears that centuries of bad blood and conflict between the two nations would erupt in violence.

22. The literature on this subject in the medical journals has been growing steadily, but in the last two or three years it has suddenly erupted.

23. Year 9 pupils are urgently preparing an evacuation plan - they are about to be engulfed by lava from an erupting volcano.

24. The dispute over the proposed third runway at Heathrow erupted again yesterday as 13 top business leaders came out in opposition to the plan.

25. I felt I provided a fairly good foundation for a vibrant discussion, even if sticky aspects would naturally erupt from the topic I attempted to suggest.

26. He is nibbling on spoonfuls of cottage cheese when shouts erupt from the car next to his.

27. The film runs a gamut of intense emotions that erupt from the screen at every turn.

28. The situation is still very volatile, and can once again erupt into terrible violence, but the logjam that was consecrated in Mecca, does appear to have been cleared.

29. Creatures extrude or vent eggs; larvae fatten, split their shells, and eat them; spores dissolve or explode; root hairs multiply, corn puffs on the stalk, grass yields seed, shoots erupt from the earth turgid and sheathed; wet muskrats, rabbits, and squirrels slide into the sunlight, mewling and blind; and everywhere watery cells divide and swell, swell and divide.

30. I'm wondering if you or anybody else in here has some thoughts on how to make sure the criticism that's certain to erupt is pointed directly at Sims where it rightly belongs and not squandered by targeting the skeleton crew of hapless victims down there trying to keep Elections afloat?

31. Several days later, when the seedling erupt from the soil, they are excited and several weeks later they read and learn how to harvest the fruits and vegetables and the entire family benefits from their harvest at mealtimes.

32. By Charles Krupa, AP Game 3 starting pitcher Derek Lowe, left, and the rest of the Red Sox erupt from the dugout after Nixon's 11th-inning home run.

33. ‘Suppose that the mountain erupts, leaving lava around the countryside.’

34. ‘Steve poked his head out the window and saw that a volcano had erupted and a hot lava flow was headed right towards the hotel!’

35. ‘The volcanic pile built up above sea level so that lavas began to be erupted subaerially.’

36. ‘‘That may tell us that a rock was erupted by a volcano or was laid down by water or some other process,’ Crisp says.’

37. ‘However, whereas volcanic activity ceased on the Moon several billion years ago, Io still has about a dozen volcanoes erupting at any one time.’

38. ‘When volcanoes erupt, Lockwood is often nearby.’

39. ‘Volcanoes erupt under glaciers, causing gigantic floods that make the island a fearsomely dangerous place for human colonization.’

40. ‘One of them is why volcanoes commonly erupt lavas that vary so widely in composition - a major factor in creating the planet's surface.’

41. ‘Although Cascade volcanoes do not erupt frequently, they threaten major populations and developments.’

42. ‘Shield volcanoes tend to erupt non-explosively, mainly pouring out huge volumes of fluid lava.’

43. ‘Both features are characteristic of calc-alkaline magmas erupted in subduction-related volcanic arc environments.’

44. ‘Althought it is a very cold body, scientists hypothesize that watery volcanos could erupt onto the surface, and could even remain liquid for long enough to convert the organic into amino acids.’

45. ‘The active volcanoes erupt a type of rock known as basalt.’

46. ‘A rogue wave nearly buries the boat off Bermuda, and while touring Montserrat, an active volcano erupts.’

47. ‘Ice caps form, winds blow, volcanoes erupt, and magnetic fields are produced here on Earth and elsewhere in the Solar System.’

48. ‘As soon as the lava is erupted at the surface, its properties will begin to change as a function of distance-time because of cooling.’

49. ‘Volcanoes erupt not simply because magma is hot, but because hot, rising magma turns underground water to steam, which then expands explosively.’

50. ‘Tsunamis can be caused by three reasons, Razzak recalled: an undersea earthquake, a volcano erupting within the sea, or a massive boulder plunging into the water.’

51. ‘The next day, the island's volcano erupts and an earthquake follows.’

52. ‘Intended to improve the understanding of how these volcanos erupt, the system investigates the dynamics of the entire magma system below the island.’

53. ‘Possible evidence for this theory concerns the brown ridges that mark the moon's terrain, thought to be caused by instant freezing of liquid water erupting from beneath the ice crust.’

54. ‘The current lava flows are arms of the larger lava flow that erupted earlier this year on Mother's Day.’

55. ‘In turn, the melt rises toward the surface and erupts in spectacular volcanoes.’

56. ‘These sediments are melted and generate magma, which buoys up to earth's surface and erupts explosively at major island arc volcanic systems.’

57. ‘The large volumes of lava erupted in the main phase of flood basalt volcanism seem to have overwhelmed any hydromagmatic influence.’

58. ‘That eruption lasted thirteen days and built a three - to four-mile-long ridge of volcanic rock from lava erupting through a fissure buried by the ice.’

59. ‘As the magma approaches the surface it occasionally erupts and forms volcanoes.’

60. ‘After spitting a few sparks, it erupted into a burning fire.’

61. ‘He was knocked unconscious by the impact, and a small fire under the wheelwell erupted into a major blaze.’

62. ‘The floor, walls, and any hapless machine that happened to be nearby erupted into fire and smoke.’

63. ‘A blast of fire and smoke erupted into the rainy night, casting a shadow onto the sight.’

64. ‘The entire café erupted into an incoherent mass of noise.’

65. ‘The Rogers' homestead erupted into a gigantic, exploding fireball.’

66. ‘When the car erupted into a ball of fire, Jason did not know what hit him.’

67. ‘It erupted into a ball of flame and exploded in a huge hellish ball of smoke and flame, which consumed another car.’

68. ‘A moment later, it erupted into a ball of fires and disintegrated into a pile of ash.’

69. ‘All three of us were blasted to the ground as the jeep behind us erupted into a ball of fire.’

70. ‘The bed erupted into flames, trapping the two women for a time before they managed to break a window in the caravan and escape, both with more than 40 per cent burns, the jury heard.’

71. ‘An eyewitness said the jet veered sideways off the right side of the runway and erupted into flames as it hit a runway fence.’

72. ‘A spark caused by faulty wiring erupted into a blaze that swept through the pure oxygen atmosphere within the capsule.’

73. ‘The York couple whose car erupted into flames which rapidly spread to two homes and three more vehicles have told of their frightening ordeal.’

74. ‘When they collided, the air erupted with extremely hot steam.’

75. ‘This will cause the hot oil to erupt with possible dire consequences.’

76. ‘Instantly, gray smoke erupted, flowing out of the cauldron, as if frozen in time.’

77. ‘The benzene was really leaping around, splattering and erupting.’

78. ‘Long-standing grievances over environmental and health issues erupted soon after the downfall of Suharto.’

79. ‘That may have rankled the Church - but nothing like as ferociously as the gay marriage issue which has since erupted.’

80. ‘A fresh row has erupted over the thorny issue of a northern bypass for Witham.’

81. ‘Even fewer thought it would erupt over an issue so seemingly trivial.’

82. ‘The city's Neighbourhood Mediation Service is helping to settle disputes that can erupt over issues such as noise pollution, boundaries, nuisance and intimidation.’

83. ‘The debate on the issue of having an elected Mayor is hotting up, and this week a row erupted over the estimated costs.’

84. ‘Moreover, if the cross-strait issue erupts into conflict, this will be a signal for conflict among other powers in East Asia.’

85. ‘The Reformation erupted over just this issue in the sale of indulgences.’

86. ‘However, as in Australia and Ireland, social discord erupted on the issue of compulsory military service overseas.’

87. ‘Earlier this year a war of words about this issue erupted among Australia's science communicators.’

88. ‘The moment the door slid shut behind the admiral, the questions erupted in a loud flow.’

89. ‘First of all though, a comment about genes and cloning, an issue which erupted once more this week.’

90. ‘I continue to feel it is such a shame this issue has erupted to the extent that it has.’

91. ‘We thought the women's issue would erupt first.’

92. ‘Thus, once the new year has begun, I'm afraid that conflicts regarding the power plant issue will continue to erupt.’

93. ‘It is a different issue that a controversy has erupted in the deal.’

94. ‘But tensions between the groups erupted into violence.’

95. ‘The most vivid memories of this quarter final will not be of the skilful play of Lismore but the five minutes of first-half madness when the game erupted into violence.’

96. ‘The affair erupted into a national controversy late last year when it was revealed the State had been illegally charging residents of nursing homes.’

97. ‘The see-saw battle erupted into a clash between the rival fronts on the floor of the council hall earlier this month.’

98. ‘David coped by continuing to fulfill his sibling caretaking responsibilities at home, while erupting with fits of anger, foul language, and violent outbursts at school.’

99. ‘I erupted in a sudden fit of laughter that left my eyes and nose streaming.’

100. ‘His eyes straying over the windows, his breath caught in his throat as a new burst of anger erupted in his veins.’

101. ‘Anger erupted in a meeting when district council lawyers outlined their reluctance to prosecute feeders and asked town council officials to prove the pigeon problem even existed.’

102. ‘More anger erupted at a council meeting hastily convened before the deadline for deciding both applications, when locals said they had only been given very short notice to turn up.’

103. ‘No surprise, then, that the public erupted in anger.’

104. ‘For a brief time late in the decade, things improved, but after 1929, working-class anger erupted.’

105. ‘When those actions came to light this February, councillors erupted in anger, almost derailing the whole process once again.’

106. ‘The room erupted into a cacophony of noise as Ree and Marsey bombarded Bushby with questions.’

107. ‘A funny snorting noise was Kaethe's only warning before Saber erupted into chortling, hysterical glee.’

108. ‘The hum intermittently erupted into hypnotic chanting as the camera edged along the line-up, each player seeming to get younger and smaller all the while.’

109. ‘Local theaters in other cities certainly haven't erupted into applause.’

110. ‘First they clung to each other, then they erupted into tears and broad smiles as they hugged mothers and fathers on the tarmac of Tokyo's Haneda airport.’

111. ‘When the Trafford were declared winners by one point the Bury contingent in the 200-strong audience erupted into catcalls and booing.’

112. ‘They sat in thin-lipped, awe-struck silence while he played, then, without fail, erupted into a standing ovation at the end of every song.’

113. ‘A courtroom in New York City erupted into applause today as convictions were dismissed for five men.’

114. ‘At one of York's premier football grounds, the air of anticipation quickly erupted into ecstasy at the first goal.’

115. ‘An emergency meeting of University of Colorado regents erupted into chaos.’

116. ‘I erupted into near hysterical laughter at that point because what the hell?’

117. ‘Accrington erupted into a sea of red and white as jubilant fans celebrated the promotion of the town's football team to the Conference.’

118. ‘Benny and Mark erupted into cheers as Anna ran the bases.’

119. ‘What was not explained was that for a couple of days afterwards, spots can erupt and you can feel strange, or more emotional than usual.’

120. ‘Shadows of pain echoed over his body, from the feeling of a limb being severed, to the feeling of a thousand boil poxes erupting from his skin all at once.’

121. ‘When the villagers took her body in a boat for the customary sea burial, they noticed that small boils were erupting all over her skin, and tiny filaments were emerging from the boils.’

122. ‘Korneff has a constant skin infection - there are boils constantly erupting on the back of his neck.’

123. ‘The pustules erupt repeatedly over months or years.’

124. ‘Today, the hospital saw a child who had sores that had just erupted.’

125. ‘Flawless skin suddenly erupts with pimples as one grows up.’

126. ‘Five college kids head into the great outdoors, only to be stricken with an illness that makes their skin erupt in sores.’

127. ‘Cara Duncan, from Aberdeen, has been swathed in bandages since she was three months old to stop her skin erupting in painful blisters from an allergy to everyday items.’

128. ‘Was it a co-incidence the skin erupted after the addition of this treatment?’

129. ‘His eyes glazed, he opened his mouth, and his skin erupted in big round beads of cold sweat.’

130. ‘Goosebumps erupted over his skin and he shuddered against me.’

131. ‘My stomach dipped, like I was racing down a roller coaster, and goosebumps erupted all over my skin.’

132. ‘It was easy to be so defiant against facial hair, despite its persistent attempts to erupt from our skin, because back then we were too young to grow anything more than a whisper of a whisker.’

133. ‘I sucked in air, feeling goosebumps and tingles erupt all over my skin.’

134. ‘Cursed with allergies in his first years, Koby often erupted in hives and eczema.’

135. ‘First the skin itches, then it erupts into red welts.’

136. ‘Wondering how much effect going my counselling will have, as these days, my skin only really seems to erupt when I'm not processing poisonous stuff any other way.’

137. ‘However, this also means that Fiona has been exposed to the virus, and may well erupt in spots a fortnight from now.’

138. ‘She has just erupted in the characteristic spots of the disease more widely known as chickenpox.’

139. ‘Teeth missing from the normal series may have failed to develop or to erupt or have been lost prematurely.’

140. ‘When do baby teeth erupt? Not soon enough for most parents, I have found.’

141. ‘The first teeth to erupt are the incisors which appear at around 6-9 months.’

142. Unrest erupted in the country

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2. errupt 7.5%

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