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erupt

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of erupt

  1. 1 to violently throw out or off (something from within) <the volcano erupted clouds of poisonous gas and tons of hot ash> Synonyms belch, disgorge, eject, eruct, expel, jet, spew, spout, spurt Related Words gush, pour, squirt, stream, surge; emanate, exhale, issue, release, shoot, spit, spring, vent; discharge, emit, fire; cast, fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, toss Near Antonyms bottle (up), contain, restrain, shut (in or up)

  2. 2 to develop suddenly and violently <a fire erupted, and flames soon engulfed the room> Synonyms blaze (up), break out, burst (forth), explode, flame, flare (up) Related Words rocket, skyrocket; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mount, multiply, mushroom, proliferate, snowball, swell, wax; blow up, detonate, touch off




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