erupt

[ ih-ruhpt ]SEE DEFINITION OF erupt

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ERUPT

At the same moment the earth began to erupt fire and smoke and steel.

From beneath it, the potential troglodyte, that lurks in us all, is ready enough to erupt.

Shann drew his legs under him, ready to erupt into a counter-offensive.

He is evidently preparing to erupt, which he does at intervals of several days.

It was immense, but it might erupt through a dozen forced openings.

The financial situation was a seething volcano which might erupt at any minute.

Table Three picked that moment to erupt in profane violence.

I exclaimed, and sat down, waiting for the volcano to erupt.

I fear there will be greater shocks and that the mountain will erupt.

She looked hot to the touch, an active volcano ready to erupt.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, of diseases, etc., from Latin eruptus, past participle of erumpere "to break out, burst" (see eruption). Of volcanoes, from 1770. Related: Erupted; erupting.

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