burst out

Idioms & Phrases

burst out

see under burst into.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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burst out

1. give sudden release to an expression; "We burst out laughing"; "'I hate you,' she burst out" 
2. appear suddenly; "Spring popped up everywhere in the valley" [syn: pop out
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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