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  Words related to erupt

Related / Similar Words: belch, extravasate, irrupt, flare up, flare, break open, burst out, recrudesce, break out, come out, break through, push through, break, burst, ignite, catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate

 

Definition:
  • become active and spew forth lava and rocks; "Vesuvius erupts once in a while";
  • erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism";
  • become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to recrudesce";
  • start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc";
  • appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant";
  • as of teeth, for example; "The tooth erupted and had to be extracted";
  • force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger";
  • start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously";

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    Hyponyms: dehisce, blow out, catch, light up

     

    Grouped Verbs: come out, break through, push through, burn, combust

     

    Derivational Morphology: eruption, eructation, extravasation, volcanic eruption, outburst, burst, flare-up, outbreak, irruption, ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation

     

     
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