erupt erupt  /ɪ ˈrəpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) start abruptly
  2. (v) erupt or intensify suddenly
  3. (v) start to burn or burst into flames
  4. (v) break out
  5. (v) become active and spew forth lava and rocks
  6. (v) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  7. (v) appear on the skin
  8. (v) become raw or open

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The car tended to erupt in flame in rear-end collisions.
  2. Your eye will naturally jump to the top of the screen, where huge fountains of dark debris erupt out of the falling towers.
  3. The test's prominence ensures that shouting matches will erupt over it regularly.

News

  1. Clashes erupt in Egypt over Islamist governor - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    CAIRO (AP) - Clashes have erupted between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood over the recent appointment of an Islamist governor in a northern city.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  2. Clashes erupt in Egypt over Islamist governor

    CAIRO (AP) — Clashes have erupted between supporters and opponents of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood over the recent appointment of an Islamist governor in a northern city.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Clashes erupt in south Lebanon amid tensions

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted on Tuesday between unknown gunmen and followers of a radical Sunni cleric in south Lebanon, security officials said, the latest apparent outbreak of violence between Lebanese factions supporting opposing sides in the civil war in neighboring Syria.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "It's getting to the point where you want to laugh," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It's not easy. Sometimes you erupt and sometimes you just take the beating."
    on Sep 1, 2007 By: Jose Guillen Source: SI.com

  2. "It's too bad we couldn't find something to make them erupt like they wanted to," Phoenix coach Dave Tippett said. "I think the players sensed that. We were looking for something to energize them and we didn't get it done."
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: Dave Tippett Source: TSN.ca

  3. "Obviously, it has an effect," Buttle said of following Takahashi. "You can't ignore that kind of volume and that kind of response. But I anticipated it. I prepared myself for that. I knew if he skated well that the audience would erupt. So I...
    on Mar 22, 2007 By: Jeff Buttle Source: Toronto Star

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