- 1(Of a volcano) become active and eject lava, ash, and gases: Mount Pinatubo began erupting in JuneMás ejemplos en oraciones
emit lava, become active, flare up; explode
- Suppose that the mountain erupts, leaving lava around the countryside.
- Steve poked his head out the window and saw that a volcano had erupted and a hot lava flow was headed right towards the hotel!
- The volcanic pile built up above sea level so that lavas began to be erupted subaerially.
- 1.1Be ejected from an active volcano: hot lava erupted from the crustMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Possible evidence for this theory concerns the brown ridges that mark the moon's terrain, thought to be caused by instant freezing of liquid water erupting from beneath the ice crust.
- The current lava flows are arms of the larger lava flow that erupted earlier this year on Mother's Day.
- In turn, the melt rises toward the surface and erupts in spectacular volcanoes.
- 1.2(Of an object) explode with fire and noise resembling an active volcano: smoke bombs erupted everywhereMás ejemplos en oraciones
- After spitting a few sparks, it erupted into a burning fire.
- Gay was knocked unconscious by the impact, and a small fire under the wheelwell erupted into a major blaze.
- The floor, walls, and any hapless machine that happened to be nearby erupted into fire and smoke.
- 1.3Break out or burst forth suddenly and dramatically: fierce fighting erupted between the army and guerrillas cheers erupted from the crowdMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Long-standing grievances over environmental and health issues erupted soon after the downfall of Suharto.
- That may have rankled the Church - but nothing like as ferociously as the gay marriage issue which has since erupted.
- A fresh row has erupted over the thorny issue of a northern bypass for Witham.
- 1.4Give vent to anger, enthusiasm, amusement, or other feelings in a sudden and noisy way: the soldiers erupted in fits of laughterMás ejemplos en oraciones
- David coped by continuing to fulfill his sibling caretaking responsibilities at home, while erupting with fits of anger, foul language, and violent outbursts at school.
- I erupted in a sudden fit of laughter that left my eyes and nose streaming.
- His eyes straying over the windows, his breath caught in his throat as a new burst of anger erupted in his veins.
- 1.5(Of a pimple, rash, or other prominent mark) suddenly appear on the skin.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- What was not explained was that for a couple of days afterwards, spots can erupt and you can feel strange, or more emotional than usual.
- Shadows of pain echoed over his body, from the feeling of a limb being severed, to the feeling of a thousand boil poxes erupting from his skin all at once.
- When the villagers took her body in a boat for the customary sea burial, they noticed that small boils were erupting all over her skin, and tiny filaments were emerging from the boils.
- 1.6(Of the skin) suddenly develop a pimple, rash, or mark.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Flawless skin suddenly erupts with pimples as one grows up.
- Five college kids head into the great outdoors, only to be stricken with an illness that makes their skin erupt in sores.
- Cara Duncan, from Aberdeen, has been swathed in bandages since she was three months old to stop her skin erupting in painful blisters from an allergy to everyday items.
- 1.7(Of a tooth) break through the gums during normal development.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- Teeth missing from the normal series may have failed to develop or to erupt or have been lost prematurely.
- When do baby teeth erupt? Not soon enough for most parents, I have found.
- The first teeth to erupt are the incisors which appear at around 6-9 months.
mid 17th century: from Latin erupt- 'broken out', from the verb erumpere, from e- (variant of ex-) 'out' + rumpere 'burst out, break'.