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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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