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burst verb

ADV. suddenly | apart The ship was burst apart and its crew blasted to pieces.

VERB + BURST be about to, be going to, be ready to My whole head felt like a ripe tomato, ready to burst.

PREP. with (figurative) He felt he would burst with anger. PHRASAL VERBS burst into sth

ADV. suddenly | immediately, instantly, promptly She took one look at the mess and promptly burst into tears.

VERB + BURST be about to, be going to, be ready to He was just about to burst into song.