burst out

1) PHR-V-ERG If someone bursts out laughing, crying, or making another noise, they suddenly start making that noise. You can also say that a noise bursts out.

[V P -ing] The class burst out laughing...

[V P] Then the applause burst out...

[V P into/in n] Everyone burst out into conversation.

2) PHRASAL VERB If someone bursts out something, they say it suddenly and loudly. [WRITTEN]

[V P with quote] `I want to be just like you', she bursts out.

3) PHRASAL VERB If a situation or problem bursts out, it suddenly appears.

[V P prep/adv] Malaria is bursting out again all over the world...

[V P] Then war burst out.


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