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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 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]  us   /ɪˈrʌp·ʃən/
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eruptverb [I]

uk   /ɪˈrʌpt/  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 dangerous position on its slopes.

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eruption
noun [C or U] uk   /ɪˈrʌp.ʃən/  us   /ɪˈrʌp.ʃən/
a volcanic eruption There was a violent eruption of anti-government feeling.
(Definition of erupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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