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.
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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
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According to the New York Post, the intern bursts into tears and ran from the trailer while Schwarzenegger burst out laughing as he thought it was the funniest thing.
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When playground bullies tease Charlie, he bursts into tears. But then, with help from a speech therapy program at school, Charlie learns to speak clearly.
She bursts into tears for no reason, moans about how tired she is, and frequently naps in her dressing room.
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But before the Geordie superstar bursts into tears (and he's good at that!) we are talking about Gazza the CAMEL POLO star.
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EVERY time my 10-month-old grandson sees me he bursts into tears. My daughter brings him over once a fortnight, so it's not as though he doesn't know me.
EMOTIONAL: Paxman cried over Mary's fate, right; BROKEN: Paxman bursts into tears
8.11 GMTV: Early morning and already the pressure is starting to tell as Christine bursts into tears; 9.05 SKY: Less than an hour later, she breaks down again and clutches her husband's shoulder for support; 13.31 BBC: The tears flow yet again as Christine loses her composure for the third time in just six hours