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English verb: irrupt

1. irrupt (motion) enter uninvited

SamplesThey intruded on our dinner party.
She irrupted into our sitting room.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into

Narrower (hyponym)barge in, bother, break in, crash, gate-crash, move in on

2. irrupt (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, erupt, flare, flare up

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

Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify

3. irrupt (change) increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner

SamplesThe population of India is exploding.
The island's rodent population irrupted.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)increase

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