erupt Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"erupt" in British English

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eruptverb [I]

uk   us   /ɪˈrʌpt/

erupt verb [I] (VOLCANO)

C2 When a volcano erupts, it ​explodes and ​flames and ​rocks come out of it: Since the ​volcano last erupted, many ​houses have been ​built in a ​dangerousposition on ​itsslopes.
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erupt verb [I] (START SUDDENLY)

to ​startsuddenly and ​violently: At the end of a ​hotsummer, violence erupted in the ​innercities. to ​suddenlyexpressyourfeelings in a ​noisy way: The ​crowd erupted in ​applause and ​cheering. If ​spots erupt on ​yourskin, they ​suddenlyappear: Two ​days after he'd been ​exposed to the ​substance, a ​painfulrash erupted on his ​neck.
eruption
noun [C or U] uk   us   /ɪˈrʌp.ʃən/
a ​volcanic eruption There was a ​violent eruption of anti-government ​feeling.
(Definition of erupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"erupt" in American English

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eruptverb [I]

 us   /ɪˈrʌpt/
to ​burst out ​suddenly or ​explode: The ​crowd erupted in ​cheers. The ​building erupted in ​flames when the ​planestruck it. earth science If a volcano (= ​type of ​mountain) erupts, it ​begins to ​throw out ​hotrocks and ​burningsubstances.
eruption
noun [C]  us   /ɪˈrʌp·ʃən/
(Definition of erupt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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