Also, burst out in or into. Break out into sudden activity. For example, burst into flames means “break out in a fire,” as in This dry woodpile may well burst into flames. A version of this term, which dates from the 16th century, was used figuratively by John Milton: “Fame is the spur ... But the fair guerdon [reward] when we hope to find, and think to burst out into sudden blaze” (Lycidas, 1637).
Also, burst out. Give sudden utterance to. For example, burst into tears or laughter or song or speech or burst out crying or laughing or singing, etc. mean “begin suddenly to weep, laugh, sing,” and so on, as in When she saw him, she burst into tears, or I burst out laughing when I saw their outfits, or When they brought in the cake, we all burst into song. These terms have been so used since the late 1300s.
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The gunman then burst from the restaurant and fled down the street with the other man.
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.
“So, about good for one tactical burst,” the first Air Force official said.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People will always scratch and save if a sudden burst of unrestrained pleasure can be purchased.
He was in the bathroom, perhaps trying to flush some pot down the toilet, when a cop burst in.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
After a moment's silence, the cavaliers both burst into a gay laugh.
A burst of indignation within seemed to do more for him than the outward buffetings.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Some hidden magnetism burst from him like an aura, and his cold pasty face and light gray eyes flamed into positive beauty.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
It burst upon them ere long with awful fury and grandeur, the elements warring with incredible vehemence.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne