burst out

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Verb1.burst out - give sudden release to an expression; "We burst out laughing"; "'I hate you,' she burst out"
rip out - burst out with a violent or profane utterance; "ripped out a vicious oath"; "ripped out with an oath"
evince, express, show - give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
2.burst out - appear suddenly; "Spring popped up everywhere in the valley"
appear - come into sight or view; "He suddenly appeared at the wedding"; "A new star appeared on the horizon"
3.burst out - erupt or intensify suddenly; "Unrest erupted in the country"; "Tempers flared at the meeting"; "The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
deepen, intensify - become more intense; "The debate intensified"; "His dislike for raw fish only deepened in Japan"


1. To come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure:
blow (out), explode, pop.
Slang: bust.
2. To release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise:
3. To become manifest suddenly and in full force.Forth or out:
phrasal verb
burst out
To speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion:
blurt (out), cry (out), ejaculate, exclaim, rap out.
1. A violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves:
2. A sudden violent expression, as of emotion:
3. A concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows:

w>burst out

(emotions)hervorbrechen, herausbrechen; (lava)ausbrechen; she’s bursting out of that dresssie sprengt das Kleid fast
to burst out of a roomaus einem Zimmer stürzen or stürmen
(in speech) → losplatzen; he burst out in furyer zog plötzlich vom Leder
to burst out laughing/cryingin Gelächter/Tränen ausbrechen, loslachen/losheulen
References in classic literature ?
I burst out laughing, out of sympathy with her merriment; but Grant Munro stood staring, with his hand clutching his throat.
As I looked along the clustered roofs, with Church towers and spires shooting into the unusually clear air, the sun rose up, and a veil seemed to be drawn from the river, and millions of sparkles burst out upon its waters.
Her grief, which she had hitherto tried to restrain, now burst out in a violent fit of hysterical sobbing.
Once more the savage yells burst out of the woods, and the leaden hail whistled above the heads of the besieged, as if to confine them to a place where they might become easy victims to the enterprise of the warrior who had mounted the tree.