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English verb: burst out

1. burst out (communication) give sudden release to an expression

SamplesWe burst out laughing.
'I hate you,' she burst out.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Broader (hypernym)evince, express, show

Narrower (hyponym)rip out

2. burst out (change) appear suddenly

SamplesSpring popped up everywhere in the valley.

Synonymspop out

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)appear

3. burst out (change) erupt or intensify suddenly

SamplesUnrest erupted in the country.
Tempers flared at the meeting.
The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism.

Synonymsbreak open, erupt, flare, flare up, irrupt

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)deepen, intensify

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