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erupt  v. i.  
To eject something, esp. lava, water, etc., as a volcano or geyser; as, when Mount Saint Helens erupted, some people were taken by surprise.
To burst forth; to break out, as ashes from a volcano, teeth through the gums, etc.; as, the third molar erupts late in most people, and in some persons does not occur at all. "When the amount and power of the steam is equal to the demand, it erupts with violence through the lava flood and gives us a small volcano."

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"Erupt" Quotes from Famous Books

... sergeant, a finished example of precise, graceful movement. He was explaining in clean cut, and evidently memorised speech the details of the movements he wished executed, but through his more formal and memorised vocabulary his native cockney would occasionally erupt, adding vastly to the pungency ...
— The Sky Pilot in No Man's Land • Ralph Connor

... movement of a shadowy figure which seemed, at first sight, to erupt from the earth itself. It was several moments, in fact, before Trotter realized that the figure had come up from the basement of the building which stood immediately at the rear of the bank, the building which also contained the laundry. But this was not ...
— Stories from Everybody's Magazine • 1910 issues of Everybody's Magazine

... was a long way from finished and the unsatisfied ache of the creative artist made heavy Mrs. Pawket's breast. She surveyed the ceramic, half-erupt with a medley of buttons, screws, safety-pins, hooks, knobs, all covered with their transforming gilt, and tried to imagine how it would seem to have it completed. Then the ultimate anxiety beset her—when completed, should the ...
— The Best Short Stories of 1919 - and the Yearbook of the American Short Story • Various

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