Erupt meaning

ĭ-rŭpt
To erupt is defined as to explode or to burst out suddenly.

When lava begins to pour from a volcano, this is an example of erupt.

When you hold anger inside often but you suddenly get fed up and lash out yelling, this is an example of a time when you erupt in anger.

When you suddenly break out in hives, this is an example of a time when hives erupt.

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To burst forth or out, as from some restraint.

Erupting lava; a riot erupted.

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To throw forth lava, water, steam, etc., as a volcano or geyser.
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To break out in a rash.
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To break through the gums and become visible.
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To cause to burst forth; throw forth; eject.
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To break through the gums in developing. Used of teeth.
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To appear on the skin. Used of a rash or blemish.
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To violently eject.

The volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area.

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(figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.

The crowd erupted in anger.

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To develop suddenly.

Violence erupted during the protests.

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To express oneself suddenly and loudly.

He erupted in anger.

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Origin of erupt

  • Latin ērumpere ērupt- ē-, ex- ex- rumpere to break reup- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin eruptus, past participle of ērumpō (“to break out (of), to burst out (from)”), from e (“out”) + rumpō (“to break”).

    From Wiktionary