Definition of be bursting at the seams
- The nightclub was bursting at the seams.
: to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within
: to give way from an excess of emotion
: to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion
: a sudden outbreak
: explosion, eruption
: a sudden intense effort
: the joining of two pieces (as of cloth or leather) by sewing usually near the edge
: the stitching used in such a joining
: the space between adjacent planks or strakes of a ship
: to join by sewing
: to join as if by sewing (as by welding, riveting, or heat-sealing)
: to mark with lines suggesting seams
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