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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.
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President Benigno Aquino III's appointment of Sereno, a junior justice, to the position of first among equals in the Court after the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona violated this ethic and, like an injury that never healed, has now irrupted into a festering wound.
While the past year has irrupted a number of conflicting opinions regarding the fashion industry, a certain French brand decided to go against the general tide and end the year in Egypt.
In the end the only events in my life worth telling are those when the imperishable world irrupted into this transitory one.
The heavy landslides irrupted in result of torrential rains damaged infrastructure including houses, trees and link roads in most of Union Councils of Murree and Kotli Sattian Tehsils.
The heavy landslides irrupted in result of torrential rains vanished everything including houses, trees, infrastructure and link roads in most of Union Councils of Murree and Kotli Sattian Tehsils.
The hack, that occurred around October 14-16, 2015, had irrupted from rented space on Alibaba Group's cloud services platform AliCloud.
After his martyrdom, intense confrontations between young Palestinians and the IOF irrupted once again in Silwan.
Two recurring features of responses to the uprisings that have irrupted around the world since the Arab Spring have been a tendency to read their organizational practices from the supposedly prevailing ideologies among participants and to define them in negative terms--as leaderless, unorganized, etc.
The intensity of the wound has irrupted into that realm and made it imperative for me to find another plane beyond representation in which maybe I will discover a meaning for my "self" and my desire.
Broadly speaking, it is a discourse that irrupted from the underside of modernity, (2) located in the experiences of suffering and the historic struggle of the racially subjugated.
During EATWOT's first General Assembly, in New Delhi, India (1981), African theologian Mercy Amba Oduyoye proclaimed the "irruption within the irruption," referring to the entrance of women onto the Third World theological scene, which had so far been dominated by men, just as this first generation of Third World theologians had irrupted into the theological domain of the West.
Riek Machar in his public rally in Nazir, two months after conflict irrupted made it explicit to the innocent peace loving Jikeny community that he is fighting to restore Nth's historic pride.