burst into tears

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Definition of burst into tears

: to start to cry

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“Burst into tears.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burst%20into%20tears. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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