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 ]

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  • Bursted

    to break, break open, or fly apart with sudden violence: The bitter cold caused the pipes to burst. to issue forth suddenly and forcibly, as from confinement or through an obstacle: Oil burst to the surface. He burst through the doorway. to give sudden expression to or as if to emotion: to burst into applause; […]

  • Burster

    a person or thing that bursts. Astronomy, x-ray burster. Historical Examples Lands of the Slave and the Free Henry A. Murray The Crisis of the Naval War John Rushworth Jellicoe Lands of the Slave and the Free Henry A. Murray The Land of the Kangaroo Thomas Wallace Knox Lands of the Slave and the Free […]



  • Bursting-at-the-seams

    bursting at the seams

  • Bursting-point

    the point at which normal capacity is exceeded. a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost. Historical Examples Wild Folk Samuel Scoville The Choice of Life Georgette Leblanc My Doggie and I R.M. Ballantyne Mlle. Fouchette Charles Theodore Murray The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson King of Camargue Jean Aicard Outspoken Essays William […]



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