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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyburst out
he/she/itbursts out
present participlebursting out
past tenseburst out
past participleburst out
  1. 1
    burst out doing something to suddenly start laughing or crying

    I almost burst out laughing when I saw what she was wearing.

  2. 2
    to suddenly say or shout something

    ‘I hate you!’ Julia suddenly burst out.

See also main entry: burst


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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