1. increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner
    The population of India is exploding
    The island's rodent population irrupted
  2. enter uninvited
    She irrupted into our sitting room
    They intruded on our dinner party
  3. erupt or intensify suddenly
    Tempers flared at the meeting
    Unrest erupted in the country
    The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism
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How To Use irrupt In A Sentence

  • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism
  • The Transfiguration, observed traditionally in this last Sunday before Lent, brings Epiphany to a close with another divine irruption into the earthly.
  • She irrupted into our sitting room
  • The white, two-foot-tall birds, which live in the Arctic the rest of the year, are known to fly south in large numbers every few winters in what is known as an irruption. NYT > Home Page
  • Snowy Owls are migratory, nomadic, and irruptive.
  • The Bishop's girnel was kept the first night by the labours of John Knox, who by exhortation removed such as would violentlie have made irruption. Royal Edinburgh Her Saints, Kings, Prophets and Poets
  • The gas outside can preventing already so from the gate straight irruptive sitting room, also can make at the same time narrow porch does not appear too narrow.
  • The irruption followed larger, multiple border-rushings three weeks ago on Nabka "catastrophe" Day, following the anniversary of Israel's independence. The Syrian Diversion
  • Neither the Great Depression nor the Second World War dampened the impetus with which Argentina irrupted into the twentieth century.
  • Can one not wager that it is Agnes ‘herself’ come to voice, and the cry the resuscitated irruptive voice of the dead, a true, unexpected prosopopoeia?
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