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outburst

[out-burst] /ˈaʊtˌbɜrst/
noun
1.
a sudden and violent release or outpouring:
an outburst of tears.
2.
a sudden spell of activity, energy, etc.
3.
a public disturbance; riot; outbreak.
4.
a bursting forth; eruption.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; out- + burst
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British Dictionary definitions for outbursts

outburst

/ˈaʊtˌbɜːst/
noun
1.
a sudden and violent expression of emotion
2.
an explosion or eruption
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Word Origin and History for outbursts

outburst

n.

1650s, from out + burst (v.). Outbresten was a verb in Middle English (mid-12c.), from Old English utaberstan.

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