burst with

Be overfull with something, be unable to contain oneself with an emotion. For example, Jane's award made her parents burst with pride, or Harry is bursting with the news about his promotion. [Early 1600s]


Nearby words

  1. bursotomy,
  2. burst,
  3. burst at the seams,
  4. burst into,
  5. burst out,
  6. burster,
  7. bursting,
  8. bursting point,
  9. bursting strength,
  10. burstone

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