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ir·rupt

 (ĭ-rŭpt′)
intr.v. ir·rupt·ed, ir·rupt·ing, ir·rupts
1. To break or burst in: The boys irrupted into the kitchen.
2. Ecology To increase rapidly in number, especially beyond the normal range: snowy owls that irrupted southward.

[Latin irrumpere, irrupt- : in-, in; see in-2 + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

ir·rup′tion n.

irrupt

(ɪˈrʌpt)
vb (intr)
1. to enter forcibly or suddenly
2. (Biology) (of a plant or animal population) to enter a region suddenly and in very large numbers
3. (of a population) to increase suddenly and greatly
[C19: from Latin irrumpere to rush into, invade, from rumpere to break, burst]
irˈruption n

ir•rupt

(ɪˈrʌpt)

v.i.
1. to break or burst in suddenly.
2. to manifest violent activity or emotion, as a group of persons.
3. (of animals) to increase suddenly in numbers through a lessening of the number of deaths.
[1850–55; < Latin irrumpere to burst (into), force an entrance =ir- ir-1 + rumpere to burst]
ir•rup′tion, n.
ir•rup′tive, adj.
ir•rup′tive•ly, adv.

irrupt


Past participle: irrupted
Gerund: irrupting

Imperative
irrupt
irrupt
Present
I irrupt
you irrupt
he/she/it irrupts
we irrupt
you irrupt
they irrupt
Preterite
I irrupted
you irrupted
he/she/it irrupted
we irrupted
you irrupted
they irrupted
Present Continuous
I am irrupting
you are irrupting
he/she/it is irrupting
we are irrupting
you are irrupting
they are irrupting
Present Perfect
I have irrupted
you have irrupted
he/she/it has irrupted
we have irrupted
you have irrupted
they have irrupted
Past Continuous
I was irrupting
you were irrupting
he/she/it was irrupting
we were irrupting
you were irrupting
they were irrupting
Past Perfect
I had irrupted
you had irrupted
he/she/it had irrupted
we had irrupted
you had irrupted
they had irrupted
Future
I will irrupt
you will irrupt
he/she/it will irrupt
we will irrupt
you will irrupt
they will irrupt
Future Perfect
I will have irrupted
you will have irrupted
he/she/it will have irrupted
we will have irrupted
you will have irrupted
they will have irrupted
Future Continuous
I will be irrupting
you will be irrupting
he/she/it will be irrupting
we will be irrupting
you will be irrupting
they will be irrupting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been irrupting
you have been irrupting
he/she/it has been irrupting
we have been irrupting
you have been irrupting
they have been irrupting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been irrupting
you will have been irrupting
he/she/it will have been irrupting
we will have been irrupting
you will have been irrupting
they will have been irrupting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been irrupting
you had been irrupting
he/she/it had been irrupting
we had been irrupting
you had been irrupting
they had been irrupting
Conditional
I would irrupt
you would irrupt
he/she/it would irrupt
we would irrupt
you would irrupt
they would irrupt
Past Conditional
I would have irrupted
you would have irrupted
he/she/it would have irrupted
we would have irrupted
you would have irrupted
they would have irrupted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.irrupt - enter uninvited; "They intruded on our dinner party"; "She irrupted into our sitting room"
break in - intrude on uninvited; "The nosy couple broke in on our conversation"
come in, enter, get in, go in, go into, move into, get into - to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
bother - intrude or enter uninvited; "Don't bother the professor while she is grading term papers"
barge in, gate-crash, crash - enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"
move in on - make intrusive advances towards
2.irrupt - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"
3.irrupt - increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner; "The population of India is exploding"; "The island's rodent population irrupted"
increase - become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
Translations

irrupt

vieindringen, hereinstürzen; (water also)hereinbrechen
References in classic literature ?
This theory assumes that the Great Lakes were the deep pools of one immense body of fresh water, which lay too low to be drained by the irruption that laid bare the land.
I was even accustomed to make an irruption into some houses, where I was well entertained, and after learning the kernels and very last sieveful of news -- what had subsided, the prospects of war and peace, and whether the world was likely to hold together much longer -- I was let out through the rear avenues, and so escaped to the woods again.
Before she could say, "Come out, Charlie, and let my skeleton alone," a sudden irruption of boys, all in a high state of tickle, proclaimed to the hidden rogue that his joke was a failure.
latest irruption -- only two cents -- all about the big miracle in the Valley of Holiness
Had an army of invaders made an irruption into their territory they could not have evinced greater excitement.
A fault in the scenery, a face in the audience, an irruption of the audience on to the stage, and all our carefully planned gestures mean nothing, or mean too much.
Beyond a general rise in land values, Oakland had not acknowledged his irruption on the financial scene.
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Made giddy by the turbulent irruption of this multitude of staring faces into her cell of years, by the confusing sensation of being in the air, and the yet more confusing sensation of being afoot, by the unexpected changes in half-remembered objects, and the want of likeness between the controllable pictures her imagination had often drawn of the life from which she was secluded and the overwhelming rush of the reality, she held her way as if she were environed by distracting thoughts, rather than by external humanity and observation.
His experience told him that intervention was too dubious a responsibility to be lightly incurred; the possible issue either of an endeavor to restore the former relations with Lucy and Philip, or of counselling submission to this irruption of a new feeling, was hidden in a darkness all the more impenetrable because each immediate step was clogged with evil.
Their three heads had been close together during this brief discourse, and it had been as much as they could do to hear one another, even then: so tremendous was the noise of the living ocean, in its irruption into the Fortress, and its inundation of the courts and passages and staircases.
And now, when this respectability had lasted undisturbed for nearly thirty years-- when all that preceded it had long lain benumbed in the consciousness-- that past had risen and immersed his thought as if with the terrible irruption of a new sense overburthening the feeble being.