Word of the Day; 1/31/18

Today’s Word of the Day for January 31st, 2018, is “irrupt.”

 

Pronunciation: (ih-RUPT)

 

Part of speech: verb

 

Definition: 1- to rush in forcibly or violently

2 - (of a natural population) to undergo a sudden upsurge in numbers especially when natural ecological balances and checks are disturbed

3 - to become active or violent especially suddenly : erupt

 

Did You Know: Irrupt and erupt existed side by side when the former entered the English language in the 1800s.

 

Sentence: The eager Christmas shoppers rushed into the stores, with no regard for the doormen and greeter’s well being.

 

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