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erupt

verb [I]  /ɪˈrʌpt/ us  
to burst out suddenly or explode: The crowd erupted in cheers. The building erupted in flames when the plane struck it. earth science If a volcano (= type of mountain) erupts, it begins to throw out hot rocks and burning substances.
eruption
noun [C]  /ɪˈrʌp·ʃən/ us  
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