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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 erupt /ɪˈrʌpt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 erupt /ɪˈrəpt/ 不及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 e·rupt v. t.  To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 e·rupt v. i.
 1.  To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.
 2.  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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former
           East Bloc" [syn: break out]
      2: erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the
         country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd
         irrupted into a burst of patriotism" [syn: irrupt, flare
         up, flare, break open, burst out]
      3: start to burn or burst into flames; "Marsh gases ignited
         suddenly"; "The oily rags combusted spontaneously" [syn: ignite,
          catch fire, take fire, combust, conflagrate]
      4: as of teeth, for example; "The tooth erupted and had to be
         extracted" [syn: come out, break through, push
      5: become active and spew forth lava and rocks; "Vesuvius
         erupts once in a while" [syn: belch, extravasate]
      6: force out or release suddenly and often violently something
         pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" [syn: break,
      7: appear on the skin; "A rash erupted on her arms after she
         had touched the exotic plant"
      8: become raw or open; "He broke out in hives"; "My skin breaks
         out when I eat strawberries"; "Such boils tend to
         recrudesce" [syn: recrudesce, break out]