break open

break open

verb
1. open with force; "He broke open the picnic basket" 
2. come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst" [syn: burst
3. erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism" [syn: erupt
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