Crossword clues for erupt
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
erupt \e*rupt"\ ([-e]*r[u^]pt"), v. t. [See eruption.]
To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.
erupt \e*rupt"\ ([-e]*r[u^]pt"), v. i. [See eruption.]
To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.
To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano, teeth through the gums, etc.; as, the third molar erupts late in most people, and in some persons does not occur at all.
When the amount and power of the steam is equal to the demand, it erupts with violence through the lava flood and gives us a small volcano.
--H. J. W. Dam.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. 1 (cx intransitive English) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser). 2 (cx intransitive English) To burst forth; to break out. 3 (context intransitive figuratively English) To spontaneous release pressure or tension.
v. start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc" [syn: break out]
appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she had touched the exotic plant"
Usage examples of "erupt".
Karl Acton, rather than simply disappearing, was actually killed by an erupting smoker.
By that time the warhead received its signal to detonate and the fuse flashed into incandescence, lighting off an intermediate explosive set in the center of the main explosive, which erupted into a white-hot segment that detonated the high-explosive cylinder of the unit in the nose cone aft of the seeker and navigation modules forward of the central processor.
The explosion blew apart what had been left of the superstructure, taking with it the masts and antennae as the ship erupted into flames amidships, the fire migrating aft to the fuel tanks, where ruptured fuel lines spewed volatile fuel for the gas turbines into the bilges.
The deck of the ship began to tremble as the water aft of the rudder erupted into foam and the screw began to spin at maximum RPM.
The fountain erupted from the agate pool and splashed Lelila from the top of her head to the ends of her hair.
We have seen that the uncertainty principle ensures that even the vacuum of empty space is a teeming, roiling frenzy of virtual particles momentarily erupting into existence and subsequently annihilating one another.
She lifted her chin, raising strained aquamarine eyes to meet a gaze as stormy as the threatening glow inside a volcano about to erupt.
Big jagged hunks of azurite and turquoise decorating the floor erupted through the white stone ocean like fangs tearing through flesh.
The sound of my beeper was usually an intrusion, but particularly so when it erupted at that moment.
Mark into his office while he was busy listening to the manager of his San Francisco Bienvenue hotel detail a small fire that had erupted in one of the rooms.
Aille realized the object had been a delayed-fuse bomblet of some sort, and had erupted after plunging into the sea.
The second Frogfoot, just moving to the end of the runway, crumpled as bomblets exploded around it, then erupted into flame.
The boojum had three hundred and seventeen separate sentient enemies to contend with now, not to mention the thousands of semi-intelligent missiles erupting from the fighters like insects swarming from a nest.
While he was face down at the floor, there erupted from Bors a thunderous fart.
A cage of budgies erupted into a bout of squabbling over what appeared to be territorial rights to the perch beside the tiny mirror.