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"
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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:
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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
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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.
"Oh, Tom!" she burst out, clasping her hands, "where are the books?
A "Yellowstone Park" on Mars has been discovered where hot springs and geysers may once have burst out of the planet's interior.