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burst out

see under burst into
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  • The temptation to burst out and tell her of my feelings was extraordinary.

    Man and Maid Elinor Glyn
  • Sir Nigel pondered for a few moments, and then burst out a-laughing.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The admiral, who had been quelled for the moment, burst out afresh.

    A Mock Idyl Percy Ross
  • He was sitting in his big arm-chair, and he burst out laughing.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • She too burst out crying again, and for a few minutes they all sobbed together.

  • He became confused, turned red, and then burst out into a forced laugh.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov

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