• IPA: /ɪˈɹʌpt/

erupt (erupts, present participle erupting; past and past participle erupted)

  1. (intransitive) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser).
    The volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area.
  2. (intransitive) To burst forth; to break out.
    The third molar tooth erupts late in most people, and sometimes does not appear at all.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.
    The crowd erupted in anger.
    • And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: entrer en éruption
  • German: ausbrechen
  • Italian: eruttare
  • Portuguese: entrar em erupção
  • Russian: (transitive) изверга́ть
  • Spanish: entrar en erupción

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