Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the volcano erupted’
emit lava, belch lava, become active, flare up, eject material, vent material, explode
2‘lava was erupted close to the summit’
emit, discharge, eject, expel, spew out, belch, belch out, pour, pour out, disgorge, give off, give out
gush, spout, spurt, stream, flow, issue
3‘fighting erupted in the streets’
break out, flare up, blow up, boil over, start suddenly
ensue, arise, happen
4‘a boil had erupted on her temple’
appear, break out, flare up, come to a head, burst forth, make an appearance, pop up, emerge, become visible
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