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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of irrupt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Broken with violence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Broken violently; disrupted.


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  • The whole hallway stopped to look at him and everyone of them irrupted in laughter!

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  • They laid down the Cross, put His hands on it, and drove nails into His hands—not into the fleshy part, but in the wrist area so that the nervous system would be irrupted and pain would shoot all through His body.


  • For later Heidegger, “being” is not a brute fact or timeless dimension of human experience but something that irrupted into human consciousness with the Greeks and can undergo decisive changes such as he hoped the Nazi-Zeit would bring.


  • Called him up, she was very concerned, as you've heard him say and absolutely ecstatic irruption irrupted here and over the course of the past few hours we have seen these bursts of applause as people watch the developments come in and they realize that this really is the truth that Jennifer is OK and that the reunion is going to be underway a little later today.

    CNN Transcript Apr 30, 2005

  • A debate has irrupted, involving many participants, about what constitutes a blog.

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  • When, promptly at twelve, the doors were unlocked, clusters of shoppers who had been waiting outside on the sidewalks irrupted and dispersed in all directions.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Paris—that seething center of intrigue backed by mob violence—suddenly irrupted into full revolt once more.


  • Huldah Spiller irrupted into the room, her red curls flying, her bodice clutched about her in such a fashion as to suggest she had been undressing when the news reached her.

    Judith of the Cumberlands

  • At this juncture, Madame Monfils and her five sons irrupted into the conservatory, the boys following one another in descending order of height.

    Maigret and the Spinster

  • It seemed as if the very bowels of the earth had shaken themselves and irrupted.



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