be bursting

Definition of be bursting

1 :to be filled with something
  • The crate was bursting with fruit.
  • The dish is bursting with flavors.
  • Her parents were practically bursting with pride.
2 :to want very much to do (something one is not yet able to do)
  • I'm bursting to tell you the news, but I have to talk to Ken first.
3 British, informal :to need to urinate very badly

Word by Word Definitions

burst play bursting
  1. : to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within

  2. : to give way from an excess of emotion

  3. : to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion

  1. : a sudden outbreak

  2. : explosion, eruption

  3. : a sudden intense effort


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