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prō-rumpo, rūpi, ruptum, 3, v. a. and n.

  1. I. Act., to thrust or cast forth, to cause to break, burst, or rush forth, to send forth: (Aetna) atram prorumpit ad aethera nubem, Verg. A. 3, 572: proruptus pons, broken down, Tac. H. 1, 86 (al. proruto).
    With se, to burst forth, dash forth: cerva in fugam sese prorupit, Gell. 15, 22, 6.
    Mid.: prorumpi, to rush or burst forth: hinc prorumpitur in mare venti vis, Lucr. 6, 436: mare proruptum, Verg. A. 1, 246: proruptum exundat pelagus, Sil. 3, 51: proruptus corpore sudor, Verg. A. 7, 459: prorupto sanguine, Stat. Th. 2, 626.
  2. II. Neutr., to rush or break forth, to burst out.
    1. A. Lit.: per medios audacissime proruperunt, Caes. B. G. 5, 15: in hostes, Verg. A. 10, 379: obsessi omnibus portis prorumpunt, Tac. H. 4, 34.
      1. 2. Transf., of things, to break out, break or burst forth, make its appearance: cum diu cohibitae lacrimae prorumperent, Plin. Ep. 3, 16, 5: vis morbi in unum intestinum prorupit, Nep. Att. 21, 3: incendium proruperat, a fire had broken out, Tac. A. 15, 40: stercora, Vulg. Judic. 3, 22: prorumpit in auras vox, Sil. 3, 699: nihil prorupit, quo conjuratio intellegeretur, became known, Tac. H. 4, 55.
    2. B. Trop., to break out, burst forth: illa pestis prorumpet, Cic. Mur. 39, 85: eo prorumpere hominum cupiditatem, ut, etc., id. Rosc. Am. 5, 12: in bellum, to break out, Just. 24, 1, 1: in scelera ac dedecora, Tac. A. 6, 51: ad minas, to break out into threats, id. ib. 11, 35: ad quod victo silentio prorupit reus, at which he broke silence and burst forth, id. ib. 11, 2; 12, 54; 13, 12.