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verb [intransitive]     erupt pronunciation in American English
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present participleerupting
past tenseerupted
past participleerupted
  1. 1
    to start suddenly with a lot of violence or noise

    Police feared that a riot might erupt.

  2. 2
    if a volcano erupts, it explodes inside and flames, rocks, and lava come out of the top
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     eruption pronunciation in American English
/ɪˈrʌpʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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