erupt verb definition in Natural disasters topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


 verb: Natural disasters topic
[intransitive, transitive] when a volcano erupts or burning rocks, smoke, etc. erupt or are erupted, the burning rocks, etc. are thrown out from the volcano The volcano could erupt at any time. erupt from something Ash began to erupt from the crater. erupt something An immense volume of rocks and molten lava was erupted.