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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theyburst into
he/she/itbursts into
present participlebursting into
past tenseburst into
past participleburst into

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  1. 1
    [transitive]burst into something to suddenly start doing something
    The audience burst into wild applause.
    burst into tears/song/laughter: Terri keeps bursting into tears (=starting to cry) for no reason.
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  2. 2
    burst into flames to suddenly start burning with large flames
    Their helicopter burst into flames after hitting a power line.
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  3. 3
    burst into life to suddenly start working or becoming active
    Banks of electronic equipment burst into life.
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