Textual thesaurus for "erupt"

(verb) extravasate, belch

become active and spew forth lava and rocks

Vesuvius erupts once in a while

(verb) break open, burst out, flare, flare up, irrupt

erupt or intensify suddenly

Unrest erupted in the country; Tempers flared at the meeting; The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

(verb) recrudesce, break out

become raw or open

He broke out in hives; My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries; Such boils tend to recrudesce

(verb) break out

start abruptly

After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc

(verb) come out, break through, push through

break out

The tooth erupted and had to be extracted

(verb) break, burst

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

break into tears; erupt in anger

(verb) conflagrate, take fire, ignite, combust, catch fire

start to burn or burst into flames

Marsh gases ignited suddenly; The oily rags combusted spontaneously