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English verb: erupt

1. erupt (change) start abruptly

SamplesAfter 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc.

Synonymsbreak out

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)begin, start

2. erupt (change) erupt or intensify suddenly

SamplesUnrest erupted in the country.
Tempers flared at the meeting.
The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism.

Synonymsbreak open, burst out, flare, flare up, irrupt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify

3. erupt (weather) start to burn or burst into flames

SamplesMarsh gases ignited suddenly.
The oily rags combusted spontaneously.

Synonymscatch fire, combust, conflagrate, ignite, take fire

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change state, turn

Narrower (hyponym)blow out, catch, light up

Verb groupburn, combust

4. erupt (change) break out

SamplesThe tooth erupted and had to be extracted.

Synonymsbreak through, come out, push through

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)appear

Narrower (hyponym)dehisce

Verb grouperupt

5. erupt (change) become active and spew forth lava and rocks

SamplesVesuvius erupts once in a while.

Synonymsbelch, extravasate

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)burst, explode

6. erupt (emotion) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

SamplesBreak into tears.
Erupt in anger.

Synonymsbreak, burst

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)express emotion, express feelings

7. erupt (change) appear on the skin

SamplesA rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant.

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

Verb groupbreak through, come out, erupt, push through

8. erupt (change) become raw or open

SamplesHe broke out in hives.
My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries.
Such boils tend to recrudesce.

Synonymsbreak out, recrudesce

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)ail, pain, trouble

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