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.
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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.
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O, I am so sorry, so sorry!' And there she broke into tears.
But the village was very peaceful and quiet, and the light mists were solemnly rising, as if to show me the world, and I had been so innocent and little there, and all beyond was so unknown and great, that in a moment with a strong heave and sob I broke into tears. It was by the finger-post at the end of the village, and I laid my hand upon it, and said, "Good-bye O my dear, dear friend!"
I felt so deeply what I said, it affected me so sincerely, that my voice failed, and I covered my face with my hand, and broke into tears. I write the truth.
'It looked like she was sleeping, but we all knew she was dead,' he was quoted as saying, adding that two women in his group broke into tears upon seeing Quoirin.
Theresa May broke into tears as she finally confirmed she will step down as Prime Minister after a disastrous three years in Downing Street.
Habal's grandmother Elsa Montanez, who was in a wheelchair, broke into tears as she mourned in front of Habal's casket.
A mum broke into tears as her supply of medicalcannabisfor her severely epileptic daughter was confiscated by staff at an airport.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Mar 6 (ANI): "We are going through terrible turmoil," said National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah who turned emotional and broke into tears on Wednesday while describing the current situation of Kashmir.
Albert Santos Gayd broke into tears after he was told that he could go home with his brother.
Some workers especially women broke into tears. A worker smashed a TV set.
During the proceedings, PAT chief broke into tears and said that the victims of Model Town incident were waiting for the justice from past four years.
During the proceedings, PAT chief Tahir-ul-Qadri broke into tears and said that the victims of Model Town incident ywere waiting for the justice from past four years.
During the proceedings, PAT chief broke into tears and said that the victims of Model Town incident are waiting for the justice from past four years.
Former beauty queen Shimaa Qasim broke into tears after she received a threatening message that said she "would be next" in the series of female deaths in Iraq, London daily Evening Standard reported.
0During the hearing, Abbas broke into tears. "The SP has registered false cases against me.