irrupt

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v irrupt increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner "The population of India is exploding","The island's rodent population irrupted"
    • v irrupt erupt or intensify suddenly "Unrest erupted in the country","Tempers flared at the meeting","The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
    • v irrupt enter uninvited "They intruded on our dinner party","She irrupted into our sitting room"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • irrupt To break or force through: generally used as a participial adjective: as, irrupted barriers.
    • irrupt To enter forcibly; rush in: as, the enemy irrupted into the town.
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Usage

In literature:

Accordingly the state of the Caeninenses by itself makes an irruption into the Roman territory.
"The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08" by Titus Livius
Roma awaited their irruption without a word.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
It was, in fact, the irruption of modern naturalism into Norwegian literature.
"Essays on Scandinavian Literature" by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen
The early part of 1820 was disturbed by some irruptions of the Spanish Americans under Artigas, on the eastern side of the Plata.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
The Infidels made an irruption.
"Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers" by Various
Another division made a simultaneous irruption into the province of Alemtejo.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Was it not better to preserve his dream from the sullen irruption of fact?
"The Hero" by William Somerset Maugham
He was aroused from his first sleep that night by the irruption of Bonzig in a tremendous state of excitement.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
It was returning to its former frame of mind, and was beginning to feel incensed at the irruption into the meeting.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
Before she had time, however, to question him, Eros Bela made noisy irruption into the room.
"A Bride of the Plains" by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
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In news:

Snowy owl ' irruption ' leads to southern sightings.
The first was the Rough-legged Hawk, that irrupts from the north.
Snowy owl 'irruption' leads to southern sightings.
The tree seed crop, normally plentiful in the forests of Ontario and Quebec, has in some cases failed, causing what is known as a bird irruption.
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