burst in on

idiom

: to suddenly enter a room and interrupt (someone or something)
They just burst in on us without even knocking on the door.

Examples of burst in on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The characters burst in on a theater company during rehearsals and plead their case. Tim Parks, The New York Review of Books, 23 Feb. 2021 In 2010, Hungarian police burst in on renowned gynecologist and midwifeÁgnes Geréb at the home of a patient. Hillary Kelly, Vulture, 12 Jan. 2021

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“Burst in on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burst%20in%20on. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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