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verb [intransitive] erupt pronunciation in British English /ɪˈrʌpt/
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present tense
present participleerupting
past tenseerupted
past participleerupted
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  1. 2
    to start suddenly with a lot of violence or noise
    Police feared that a riot might erupt.
    1. a.
      if a place erupts, there is suddenly a lot of noise as people start shouting, laughing, or fighting
      erupt in/into: The room erupted in laughter as Sally acted out the incident.
    2. b.
      to suddenly express a particular feeling, especially anger, in a noisy way
      He erupted with fury when I suggested he was wrong.

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 erupt pronunciation in British English /ɪˈrʌpʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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