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burst out into (something)
1. Of a plant, to bloom. I can't wait for the flowers I planted to burst out into blossom and fill our yard with color!
2. To suddenly perform a particular action. My mother was fine this morning, but she burst out into tears at the funeral.
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1. Fig. [for plants or trees] to open their flowers seemingly suddenly and simultaneously. (Burst indicates suddenness.) The flowers burst out into blossom very early. They burst into blossom during the first warm day.
2. Fig. [for someone] to begin suddenly doing a particular activity, such as crying, laughing, chattering; to begin an activity such as laughter, chatter, tears, etc. Suddenly, she burst out into laughter. The child burst into tears.