burst out

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v burst out erupt or intensify suddenly "Unrest erupted in the country","Tempers flared at the meeting","The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism"
    • v burst out appear suddenly "Spring popped up everywhere in the valley"
    • v burst out give sudden release to an expression "We burst out laughing","'I hate you,' she burst out"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Burst out to force one's way out violently
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Quotations

  • Alice James
    Alice James
    “How sick one gets of being good, how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. berstan; Ger. bersten; Gael. brisd, to break.

Usage

In literature:

Then, as he saw the disturbed look on Chow's face, Tom burst out laughing.
"Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung" by Victor Appleton
I had burst out that it was heaps, before I stopped to realize that he was asking that question really of Ellaline, not of me.
"Set in Silver" by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
A flame burst out of a log in the grate and lit up strongly one half of his face.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
If we can keep it from bursting out, he will do.
"With Frederick the Great" by G. A. Henty
The love so long pent up was bursting out like a liberated cataract that sweeps the snow and the ice before it.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
The men burst out laughing.
"The Great War As I Saw It" by Frederick George Scott
All this was so plainly expressed in his attitude, that I burst out laughing.
"A Flat Iron for a Farthing" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
Andrea burst out laughing.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
The Mussulmen are fierce and fanatical, and the least provocation may make them burst out into wildness.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
From the unhooded lanthorn burst out a spreading yellow glow.
"The Black Wolf's Breed" by Harris Dickson
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In poetry:

Had a red grape never burst,
All its heart of fire out;
To the red vat all a thirst,
To the treader's song and shout:
"The Helot" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
Some stronger spirits that burst out,
And seek another shade;
They come at times with half a doubt,
To see the wreck they made.
"We Are The Slaves" by Alexander Anderson
For long between us there had hung
The mist of love's young doubt;
Sweet, shy, uncertain, all the world
Of trust and May burst out.
"Apple-Blossoms" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
For they teach me this life is nothing
But a bubble from the first,
Blown out by some cunning spirit
For the hand of death to burst.
"Night In The Village" by Alexander Anderson
When Passion week started and Jesus
Came down to the city, that day
Hosannahs burst out at his entry
And palm leaves were strewn in his way.
"Bad Days" by Boris Pasternak
Oh, noble grief of the suffering soul
That into free verse bursts out...
Would you perchance take comfort
In adorning the world with jewels?
"Song Of Nobel Grief" by Millosh Gjergj Nikolla

In news:

Kate Upton seemingly burst onto the fashion scene out of nowhere.
The receiver, who has not practiced yet this week, said he's going to try out his speed burst on Friday.
Bursts of energy known as relativistic jets spew out matter at close to the speed of light.
But the cold vintage there turned out one of that state's finest crops of wines: Pinot Noirs that burst with dense flavor, and a sense of balance that will give them long lives in the cellar.
They'll be joined by equally bursting-with-good-vibes indie pop/rock duo Matt & Kim, who just played a sold-out show at the Ogden Theatre.
It's never a good sign when a network shows TV critics clips of a new drama series — and the critics burst out laughing.
The "snow" on this image shows how the burst of protons given off from the coronal mass ejection are blocking out the onboard sensors and camera equipment.
The pussy willow buds bursted out of their buds much earlier than usual meaning they began to flower early.
The gate opened but the bill that could put racino at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus less burst out of the starting gate than trotted.
Sessions burst out into hallways, business got done, fundraising broke records and major networking was accomplished.
Beck's dog ran out as police burst in, and the 4-year-old Pomeranian was killed by a hit-and-run motorist blocks from home.
The smartest thing anyone ever said about punk rock came out, appropriately enough, in a one-sentence burst: "Punk's great -- as long as you grow out of it".
Hilary Rosen is a high paid Democratic consultant who burst into the national co. Cambell Brown and others are making a big deal out of Ed Rendell's remarks.
Finally he sticks his fly in the vial and closes the lid and shakes and as he's shaking he bursts out laughing, finally.
It let out a burst of energy bigger than anything we've seen in the last five years and it will get to Earth today.
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In science:

We include the very similar bursts detected from two AXPs, which turn out to be remarkably similar to the SGRs bursts in terms of their durations, spectra, and energy distribution (Gavriil, Kaspi, & Woods 2004).
Soft Gamma Repeaters and Anomalous X-ray Pulsars: Magnetar Candidates
A plethora of particle physics models was created to explain the trans-GZK events, which are anomalous according to expectations based on astrophysics and on SM. Z-bursts, TD seem to be ruled out already to a large extent by the extragalactic diffuse γ -ray background measurements.
The Mysteries of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays
If the theoretical issues are straightened out and DSR does eventually predict a time of flight effect then GLAST may be able to see it for some burst events.
Modern tests of Lorentz invariance
These X-ray flares could thus hint that the central engine operates again and a new unsteady relativistic outflow is generated just a few minutes after the intrinsic hard burst.
Late internal shock model for bright X-ray flares in Gamma-ray Burst afterglows and GRB 011121
The radiation from afterglows of gamma-ray bursts is generated in collisionless plasma shocks between a relativistic outflow and a quiescent circumburst medium.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
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