burst into sth phrasal

burst into sth phrasal
verb (T)
1 to suddenly begin to make a sound, especially to start singing, crying, or laughing: The audience burst into applause. | burst into song: Everyone on the bus burst into song as we got closer to home. | burst into tears: Benny suddenly burst into tears.
2 burst into flames to suddenly start to burn very strongly: The plane crashed into the hillside and burst into flames.

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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