burst into tears

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burst into tears

To suddenly begin to cry. My mother was fine this morning, but she burst into tears at the funeral.
See also: burst, tear

burst into tears

 and burst out crying
Fig. to begin to cry suddenly. After the last notes of her song, the audience burst into tears, such was its beauty and tenderness. The children burst into tears on hearing of the death of their dog.
See also: burst, tear

burst into tears

to suddenly cry She burst into tears when she read the rejection letter. Every time I thought about it I'd burst into tears.
See also: burst, tear