break in(to) tears

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break in(to) tears

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

break out in(to) tears and break in(to) tears

to start crying suddenly. I was so sad that I broke out into tears. I always break into tears at a funeral.
See also: and, break, out, tear
References in classic literature ?
proceeded Bella, breaking into tears again, 'you were wholly undeserving of the Gentleman you have lost.
He was able to leave Selhurst Park stadium on his own two feet, but he could not help breaking into tears on the way to the locker room.
He was getting better but now we don't know what is going to happen," she said before breaking into tears.
Vatan's Sanem Altan, who has watched the video showing Erdoy-an breaking into tears several times, says she does not think Erdoy-an was faking his tears contrary to what some people claim.
government, said, breaking into tears in the trial.
She keeps breaking into tears and has said 'If they come back again they might kill me'.
hours he dropped from exhaustion, breaking into tears.
She said: "It took me five days to talk about it without breaking into tears.
Papal spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls, breaking into tears at times, said in an earlier briefing that John Paul was 'informed of the gravity of his situation' and decided to remain in his apartment overlooking St Peter's Square, where thousands of people stood vigil
I just wanted my visa to see my wife,'' Mohammad Mizanur Rahman, 37, told reporters in Tokyo, occasionally breaking into tears.
Breaking into tears again, he added he came to the UK in 1961.
He was serious, affectionate and responsible," said the father, breaking into tears during a telephone interview.