be bursting

idiom

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

Examples of be bursting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Muffalettas are served by the quarter, and the hefty slices appear to be bursting with goodness. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 22 Dec. 2022 But a pulse of warmth is in the forecast next week and, before long, buds will be bursting, pollen exploding and our landscape will transform from barren brown to lush green. Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2021 Uskokovic developed this recipe to be bursting with summer berries and zhuzhed up with balsamic vinegar. Nina Moskowitz, Bon Appétit, 12 June 2023 Recent Marvel movies have underperformed in ticket sales — including the last entry, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania — which has left fans and pop culture pundits wondering whether the superhero bubble might be bursting. Devan Coggan, EW.com, 3 May 2023 While all of the concessionaires on Dynasty seem to be bursting with personality, brothers Brent and Juan Reaves tell one of the most compelling stories, about running out of turkey legs during a football game. Dallas News, 9 Mar. 2022 The season’s balls, receptions, soirées and fetes will be bursting at the seams. al, 6 Feb. 2022 Nama serves raw fish from time to time which tends to be bursting with more flavors and textures. Liza B. Zimmerman, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 As summer turns to fall, the quiet trail will be bursting with color, thanks to the many maple trees that fill the canopy. oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2021

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“Be bursting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20bursting. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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