[ US /ˈiɹəpt, ɪˈɹəpt/ ]
[ UK /ɪɹˈʌpt/ ]
  1. become raw or open
    Such boils tend to recrudesce
    He broke out in hives
    My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries
  2. appear on the skin
    A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant
  3. start to burn or burst into flames
    The oily rags combusted spontaneously
    Marsh gases ignited suddenly
  4. start abruptly
    After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  5. become active and spew forth lava and rocks
    Vesuvius erupts once in a while
  6. erupt or intensify suddenly
    Tempers flared at the meeting
    Unrest erupted in the country
    The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism
  7. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
    erupt in anger
    break into tears
    break into tears
  8. break out
    The tooth erupted and had to be extracted
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How To Use erupt In A Sentence

  • The bombardment of the GPO had fascinated MacMurrough: the annunciatory puffs of smoke and the flames that roared to greet them; then the crashing gun’s report, the shell’s eruption—an illogical sequence, effect before cause, an object lesson in the madness of war. At Swim, Two Boys
  • The volcanic pile built up above sea level so that lavas began to be erupted subaerially.
  • For 10,000,000 years during the Miocene, Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs this area was a fiery inferno of constant volcanic activity and magnificent giants such as the Grizaba, La Malinche, Iztaccihuatl, Popocatepetl, Volcan de Toluca and Volcan de Colima, along with thousands of smaller volcanic cones, came into eruptive existence. The geology and geography of Lake Chapala and western Mexico
  • He deliberately paused outside the door, forcing them to wait in frustration before they dared erupt into excited comment.
  • As he professorially cleared his throat ( "Well, you know, I …"), a sharp laugh erupted from Hillary, who exclaimed, "I want to hear this! How He Did It
  • After several days of climbing, high on a huge, exposed face of Annapurna, a mountain almost double the height of Mont Blanc, a storm erupted and the two men decided to descend.
  • These details are important for geodynamical modeling, which may one day predict complex geological processes such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories
  • Benny and Mark erupted into cheers as Anna ran the bases.
  • Sue is hard and resilient and, though she is the film's embodiment of civilization in much the way Grace Kelly is High Noon's, she's neither frightened nor morally repulsed when violence erupts.
  • Dormant until today, the Olympic tennis stadium suddenly erupted when the Greek heroine came from a set down to gain momentum in the second session.
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