erupt (

     v 1: start abruptly; "After 1989, peace broke out in the former
          East Bloc" [syn: break out]
     2: erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the
        country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting" [syn: flare up,
         flare, break open, burst out]
     3: start to burn; "Marsh gases ignited suddenly." [syn: ignite,
         catch fire, take fire]
     4: as of teeth, for example; "The tooth erupted and had to be
        extracted" [syn: come out, break through, {push
     5: become active and spew forth lava and rocks; of volcanoes;
        "Vesuvius erupts once in a while" [syn: belch]
     6: become suddenly excited or angry; "She flares up easily"
        [syn: flare, flare up]
     7: force out or release suddenly and often violently something
        pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" [syn: break,
     8: become raw or open; as of skin eruptions; "He broke out in
        hives"; "My skin breaks out when I eat strawberries";
        "Such boils tend to recrudesce" [syn: recrudesce, {break