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adjective [never before noun] bursting pronunciation in American English /ˈbɜrstɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    if you are bursting with something such as pride, energy, or love, you feel or have a lot of it
    bursting with: He was bursting with excitement.
    The new teacher was enthusiastic and bursting with ideas.
    1. a.
      impatient because you want very much to do something
      bursting to do something: I’m absolutely bursting to tell you what happened.
  2. 2
    if a place is bursting, it is very full
    The bars were already bursting at 7 o’clock.
    bursting at the seams (=so full that there is no room for any more people or things): The camps are bursting at the seams with refugees.


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