be bursting

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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

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“Be bursting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20bursting. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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