bursting - definition and synonyms

adjective [never before noun] 

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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’s happened.

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  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.

  3. 3
    spoken feeling very strongly that you need to urinate