burst into

phrasal verb

burst into also bursted into; bursting into; bursts into
: to begin to produce or do (something) suddenly
She burst into laughter/tears.
The house burst into flame(s).

Examples of burst into in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After hitting the metal pole, the GMC burst into flames. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 31 Mar. 2024 Seconds later, the cheetahs burst into a small group of zebras. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 26 Mar. 2024 In the deadliest attack inside Russia for two decades, four men burst into the Crocus City Hall on Friday night, spraying people with bullets during a concert by the Soviet-era rock group Picnic. Lidia Kelly and Philippa Fletcher, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2024 On Friday night, armed men in combat fatigues burst into the Crocus City Hall, a popular concert venue, and methodically began shooting the audience, before setting the place ablaze. CBS News, 24 Mar. 2024 So Judy Garland and Kay Thompson went out to this tent in Connecticut, or wherever, and burst into tears watching her perform but didn’t have a hankie. Juan A. Ramírez, New York Times, 21 Mar. 2024 But when their festive poppers burst into pink again, the color left Freeman crestfallen. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 In August, three Camp Pendleton Marines died when an Osprey burst into flames after crashing on a remote tropical island in Australia’s Northern Territory. Erika I. Ritchie, Orange County Register, 12 Mar. 2024 The crack of gunfire goes off and Ramy falls to the ground, a second before the firework bursts into a red shower of flame above the boys — roughly 50 yards from the watchtower. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 22 Mar. 2024

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“Burst into.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burst%20into. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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