burst into

burst into (someplace)

To force entry into some place, often a building. I had to burst into the house because I didn't have my key, and no one else was home!
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burst into

1. Also, burst out in or into . Break out into sudden activity. For example, burst into flames means "break out in a fire," as in This dry woodpile may well burst into flames. A version of this term, which dates from the 16th century, was used figuratively by John Milton: "Fame is the spur ... But the fair guerdon [reward] when we hope to find, and think to burst out into sudden blaze" ( Lycidas, 1637).
2. Also, burst out. Give sudden utterance to. For example, burst into tears or laughter or song or speech or burst out crying or laughing or singing , etc. mean "begin suddenly to weep, laugh, sing," and so on, as in When she saw him, she burst into tears, or I burst out laughing when I saw their outfits, or When they brought in the cake, we all burst into song. These terms have been so used since the late 1300s.
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burst into

v.
1. To enter some place suddenly and forcefully: The police burst into the room and conducted a raid.
2. To start doing something suddenly: Sometimes we burst into song while we're hiking in the mountains.
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References in classic literature ?
And the crowd burst into a laugh, especially the boys and young girls.
Instead of answering, he burst into a fit of laughter--loud, coarse, hard laughter, so utterly unlike any sound I had ever yet heard issue from his lips, so strangely and shockingly foreign to his character as
Tess went across to Joan Durbeyfield, laid her face upon the matron's bosom, and burst into sobs.
At length the old hound burst into view with muzzle to the ground, and snapping the air as if possessed, and ran directly to the rock; but, spying the dead fox, she suddenly ceased her hounding as if struck dumb with amazement, and walked round and round him in silence; and one by one her pups arrived, and, like their mother, were sobered into silence by the mystery.
Unwilling to lose his filberts, and yet unable to withdraw his hand, he burst into tears and bitterly lamented his disappointment.
So saying, Aglaya burst into bitter tears, and, hiding her face in her handkerchief, sank back into a chair.
She, too, glanced at the prince's panic-stricken countenance, then rushed at her sister, threw her arms round her neck, and burst into as merry a fit of laughter as Aglaya's own.
Applications only need to burst into the cloud when there's a demand that is exhausting existing resources.
2 : to suddenly show emotion <He burst into tears.
Some of the tropical trees there burst into astonishing reds, though not all at the same time or for the same reason as each other.
For example, a payroll report might be burst into departmental subsections that can be viewed independently by department managers with appropriate access rights.