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burst (up)on (one)

To occur to one suddenly. After that idea burst upon me, I was able to alter the experiment and finally achieve some success.
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burst (up)on someone

Fig. [for an idea] to strike someone suddenly. (As if an idea had burst forth. Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) After thinking all morning long, this really tremendous idea burst upon me. It burst on me like a bolt of lightning.
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The way Karnanidhi burst upon the political scene in 1953 required political imagination.
Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked.
One by one, families were taken to the morgues viewing bay to identify their relative, from which cries of disgust would burst upon seeing the horror in which their family member had diedhellip.Now seeing their bodies laid on the icy morgue stretchers, lifeless and badly mutilated, was too much to bear for some of them, who wept their hearts out until they could cry no more.
With PreRaphaelitism ascendant in the 1850s and canonical by the 1880s, the movement's refractory reception history is an object lesson in how avant-gardes burst upon the scene, dispense with their antagonistic posture, and become a mainstay of tradition.
He grabbed two large kitchen knives and ran to the front door just as the panel on the door burst upon him.
Around three to four rounds were burst upon 182 Battalion, to which the security forces retaliated immediately.
When Internet burst upon the scene, who could imagine its global impact on knowledge sharing, telecommunications, commerce, education, entertainment and social peering.
Mumbai: A disaster was averted as the tyre of an Etihad Airways aircraft burst upon landing at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai late on Monday, officials said.
The band burst upon the rock'n'roll scene in 1973 and was immediately dubbed a supergroup by fans and press alike, as its members all came from very successful popular bands - Free (Rodgers and Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Ralphs) and King Crimson (Burrell).
So, being one of those baby boomers who have burst upon the dole of old age and who have ample time on hand, I find all of this both encouraging and challenging.
It burst upon Italy in the wake of the sad wars of the French and from that nation it took its name.
In fact it is 57 years since the Red Dragons made their one and only appearance at a major football tournament -- the 1958 World Cup in Sweden where a 17-year-old boy called Pele burst upon an unsuspecting public.
Take away the faintly and this neatly fits Trump's Pakistani counterpart, cricketer Imran Khan, who burst upon Pakistan's political scene with his mammoth Lahore jalsa of 2011.
The abstract states that this is a bumper comprised of a "plurality of air sacs" that will deploy and burst upon impact.
When Sleater-Kinney, which was formed by Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker (both play guitars and sing) and drummer Janet Weiss, in the mid-1990s in Olympia, a small town in Washington, USA, burst upon the rock scene in 1995 with their first self-titled album, they were part of the hardcore feminist rock movement that went by the epithet, riot grrrl.