勃 means 'sudden'

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Strokes : 9    Frequency: 1890   JLPT: N1    Usefulness: 5    Study set: 5-35    Grade: 8   Intermediate lesson: -    Beginner lesson: -   Begins 10 words   Used in 13 words   Used in 3 names   Component in 3 kanji (0 Jōyō)
Jōyō (常用)
On    ホツ
Kun    おこ   にわかに
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Learn to talk about the sudden rise of the Nazis and the outbreak of war. Find out how to say, “World War II broke out in 1939” and “A series of events caused the war to break out.” Also see how the Japanese refer to handlebar mustaches and what formed one prominent manga artist. And learn how the Japanese speak of penile erections and the lack thereof!
The essay is also included in the following Thematic Bundles
Rate of Change
徐 漸 頓 勃
This bundle presents life at a range of speeds. Two essays focus on gradual change—for better and for worse—in everything from health to the economy. By contrast, three essays touch on sudden developments, including the outbreak of war, a surge of energy, the rapid rise of subcultures, getting an erection, standing up abruptly, bursts of wit, quick enlightenment, and sudden death. Tying these extremes together, 頓 runs the gamut; when it means "to stay in place" or "stop," this kanji involves setbacks and stalemates, but as "sudden" it pops up in words for wild, crazy behavior.
⿰   child under ten covers   effort  
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In the most useful 10,000 words in Japanese, 勃 is used 1 time, read 1 way.
Across all words in Japanese, 勃 is used 9 times, read 1 way (with 1 variation).
ボツ (read as ぼっ) : 6 words FIND ALL
outbreak (e.g. war); outburst; sudden occurrence
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ボツ : 3 words FIND ALL
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spirited; rising; energetic
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An additional 4 less common words include 勃 but the reading has not yet been categorized.
Henshall: Joy o' Kanji : 2113  Key to Kanji:

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ボツ    suddenness; rise   
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child under ten covers
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シ   ス   こ child   
ジュウ   ジッ   と    とお ten   
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イチ   イツ   ひと    ひと- one   
cover; covered   
リョク   リキ   ちから effort; power   
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