ˈburst ˌinto sth

ˈburst ˌinto sth
phrasal verb
1) to suddenly start doing something
Terri keeps bursting into tears (= starting to cry) for no reason.[/ex]
2) burst into flames to suddenly start burning

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  • burst into sth phrasal — verb (T) 1 to suddenly begin to make a sound, especially to start singing, crying, or laughing: The audience burst into applause. | burst into song: Everyone on the bus burst into song as we got closer to home. | burst into tears: Benny suddenly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • burst into something — ˈburst into sth derived to start producing sth suddenly and with great force • The aircraft crashed and burst into flames (= suddenly began to burn). • She burst into tears …   Useful english dictionary

  • burst — burst1 [bə:st US bə:rst] v past tense and past participle burst ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(break open)¦ 2 be bursting with something 3¦(move suddenly)¦ 4 burst open 5 be bursting to do something 6 be bursting 7 burst somebody s bubble 8 burst its banks Phrasal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burst*/*/ — [bɜːst] (past tense past participle burst) verb I 1) [I/T] if an object bursts, or if you burst it, it breaks suddenly Did a tyre burst?[/ex] She burst the little boy s balloon.[/ex] 2) [I] to move quickly or suddenly A man burst into the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • burst — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ short ▪ a short burst of energy ▪ sudden ▪ a sudden burst of enthusiasm ▪ quick …   Collocations dictionary

  • burst — 1 verb past tense and past participle burst 1 BREAK OPEN (I, T) if something bursts or if you burst it, it breaks open or apart suddenly and violently so that its contents come out: You re going to burst the balloon, if you re not careful. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fit — fit1 W2S1 [fıt] v past tense and past participle fitted also fit AmE present participle fitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clothes)¦ 2¦(right size/shape)¦ 3¦(enough space)¦ 4¦(equipment/part)¦ 5¦(match/be suitable)¦ 6 fit somebody fo …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tear — tear1 W3S3 [tıə US tır] n 1.) [C usually plural] a drop of salty liquid that comes out of your eye when you are crying ▪ The children were all in tears . ▪ She came home in floods of tears . ▪ I could see that Sam was close to tears . ▪ Bridget… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flame — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 hot bright stream of fire ADJECTIVE ▪ hot ▪ small ▪ bright ▪ dancing, flickering, leaping …   Collocations dictionary

  • room — noun 1 in a house/building ADJECTIVE ▪ big, cavernous, enormous, high, high ceilinged, huge, large, spacious, vast ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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