be bursting at the seams

Definition of be bursting at the seams

:to be very full or crowded
  • The nightclub was bursting at the seams.

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

seam play seams
  1. : the joining of two pieces (as of cloth or leather) by sewing usually near the edge

  2. : the stitching used in such a joining

  3. : the space between adjacent planks or strakes of a ship

  1. : to join by sewing

  2. : to join as if by sewing (as by welding, riveting, or heat-sealing)

  3. : to mark with lines suggesting seams


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