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erupt

verb [I] (START SUDDENLY)    /ɪˈrʌpt/
to start suddenly and violently: At the end of a hot summer, violence erupted in the inner cities.Starting and beginningStarting again to suddenly express your feelings in a noisy way: The crowd erupted in applause and cheering.Expressing and showing feelings If spots erupt on your skin, they suddenly appear: Two days after he'd been exposed to the substance, a painful rash erupted on his neck.Appearing and disappearing eruption     /ɪˈrʌp.ʃən/ noun [C or U] a volcanic eruption There was a violent eruption of anti-government feeling.Exploding and eruptingStarting and beginningStarting againExpressing and showing feelingsAppearing and disappearing
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