fit to burst

Definition of fit to burst

chiefly British, informal
:very much
  • laugh/shout fit to burst

Word by Word Definitions

fit play
  1. : a division of a poem or song

  1. : adapted to an end or design : suitable by nature or by art

  2. : adapted to the environment so as to be capable of surviving

  3. : acceptable from a particular viewpoint (as of competence or morality) : proper

  1. : a sudden violent attack of a disease (such as epilepsy) especially when marked by convulsions or unconsciousness : paroxysm

  2. : a sudden but transient attack of a physical disturbance

  3. : a sudden burst or flurry (as of activity)

  1. : to be suitable for or to : harmonize with

  2. : to be seemly or proper for

  3. : to conform correctly to the shape or size of

  1. : the fact, condition, or manner of fitting or being fitted: such as

  2. : the way clothing fits the wearer

  3. : the degree of closeness between surfaces in an assembly of parts

  1. : dialectal past tense and past participle of fight

burst play
  1. : to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within

  2. : to give way from an excess of emotion

  3. : to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion

  1. : a sudden outbreak

  2. : explosion, eruption

  3. : a sudden intense effort


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