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

3 senses of irrupt

Sense 1
intrude, irrupt -- (enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room")
       => enter, come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move into -- (to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes")

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
explode, irrupt -- (increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted")
       => increase -- (become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased")

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