spurt out balls

ridgemao

Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin
Hello:

In this picture(Dora the Explorer, an American educational animation):
When the volcano exploded, lots and lots of balls of different colors came out, these balls were forced out of the volcano and were flying very fast.


Can I say the volcano spurted out these balls? Or what other verb can I use here to describe the volcano?
(I know I can use "spurt" with liquid, but these balls are not liquid)

Thank you.
 
  • Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    It wouldn't upset me to see "the balls spurted from the volcano", but I think I'd say that the balls "erupted from the volcano", since that's the verb we associate with volcanoes.
     
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