Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb erupt

8 senses of erupt

Sense 1
erupt, break out -- (start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc")
       => begin, start -- (have a beginning, in a temporal, spatial, or evaluative sense; "The DMZ begins right over the hill"; "The second movement begins after the Allegro"; "Prices for these homes start at $250,000")

Sense 2
erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out -- (erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism")
       => intensify, deepen -- (become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan")

Sense 3
erupt, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate -- (start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 4
erupt, come out, break through, push through -- (break out; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

Sense 5
erupt, belch, extravasate -- (become active and spew forth lava and rocks; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while")
       => explode, burst -- (burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded")

Sense 6
break, burst, erupt -- (force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger")
       => express emotion, express feelings -- (give verbal or other expression to one's feelings)

Sense 7
erupt -- (appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant")
       => appear -- (come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon")

Sense 8
erupt, recrudesce, break out -- (become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce")
       => trouble, ail, pain -- (cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed)

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