burst out laughing


: to suddenly start laughing

Examples of burst out laughing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The woman complied; the men burst out laughing, and carried on with more orders, as colleagues filed by. Ben Taub, The New Yorker, 27 Feb. 2023 Even his fire-breathing dad, the outgoing mayor, Joseph Polisena Sr., couldn’t help but burst out laughing – before nodding his head in agreement. Globe Columnist, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Jan. 2023 At one point, Daryl just kind of burst out laughing. New York Times, 18 Aug. 2022 Animation fans will inevitably be the most appreciative of the many in-jokes, although anyone who hated the movie version of Cats will also burst out laughing at one point. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, 17 May 2022 The other workers burst out laughing, Valle said, sarcastically congratulating her on being the only one among them who would live. oregonlive, 11 Apr. 2021 But when the elephant started rubbing his head with its trunk and eventually tried to nuzzle his nose and mouth, Kaunda reached breaking point and burst out laughing. Terry Baddoo, USA TODAY, 16 Nov. 2022 Instead of getting upset, Halligan burst out laughing. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 21 Sep. 2022 Asked how her dog would have fared in the competition, Vonn burst out laughing. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 20 Nov. 2020 See More

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“Burst out laughing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burst%20out%20laughing. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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