burst out crying

burst out crying

To begin crying very suddenly and profusely. I thought everything was fine until she burst out crying in the middle of dinner.
See also: burst, crying, out
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She burst out crying too, and so did their eldest daughter, a young lady of about nineteen summers, going at it as if tears were her life's profession.
The first time she saw Russell striding over towards her she burst out crying - literally burst out crying on the spot.