Definition of erupt
- war could erupt at any moment
- the audience erupted in applause
- a volcano erupting lava and ash
The volcano erupted with tremendous force.
A bitter dispute has erupted among the members of the team.
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: to send out rocks, ash, lava, etc., in a sudden explosion; also : to come out in a sudden explosion
: to happen or begin suddenly and violently
: to begin doing something (such as shouting or applauding) suddenly
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of the same or a similar kind or nature
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