erupt into

erupt into (something)

1. To burst into something, often a noise. The crowd erupted into cheers when the band finally took the stage.
2. To escalate abruptly into a new situation or problem. What he thinks is a moment of constructive criticism often erupts into an argument with his daughter. Please don't let this little squabble erupt into a major rift between you two.
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erupt into something

[for something] to become a serious problem suddenly. The argument erupted into a terrible fight. They were afraid the fight would erupt into a riot.
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However, in exceptional cases, odontoma may spontaneously erupt into the oral cavity.
Relations between Egypt's Muslims and Christians, mainly Copts, are usually calm but can become strained and sometimes erupt into violence over issues such as inter-faith relationships and land.
Relations between Egypt's Muslims and mainly Coptic Christians are usually calm but can become strained and sometimes erupt into violence over issues such as inter-faith relationships and land.