burst in on someone

burst in on someone
burst in (on (someone/something)) to enter or appear suddenly or unexpectedly.

She was in the middle of teaching her writing class when the head of the English department burst in.

“Sorry to burst in on you like this,” Nick apologized to the room full of surprised people.


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  • burst someone's bubble — burst someone’s bubble phrase to end someone’s happiness by making them realize what is happening I hate to burst your bubble, but I don’t think he remembers you. Thesaurus: to make someone feel sad or upsetsynonym Main entry: bubble * * * I see …   Useful english dictionary

  • burst in on something — burst in (on (someone/something)) to enter or appear suddenly or unexpectedly. She was in the middle of teaching her writing class when the head of the English department burst in. “Sorry to burst in on you like this,” Nick apologized to the room …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst in on — burst in (on (someone/something)) to enter or appear suddenly or unexpectedly. She was in the middle of teaching her writing class when the head of the English department burst in. “Sorry to burst in on you like this,” Nick apologized to the room …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst in — (on (someone/something)) to enter or appear suddenly or unexpectedly. She was in the middle of teaching her writing class when the head of the English department burst in. “Sorry to burst in on you like this,” Nick apologized to the room full of… …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst in on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms burst in on : present tense I/you/we/they burst in on he/she/it bursts in on present participle bursting in on past tense burst in on past participle burst in on burst in on someone/something to suddenly enter …   English dictionary

  • burst someone's bubble — burst (someone s) bubble to tell someone unexpected bad news. I don t want to burst her bubble by telling her we won t have a vacation this summer. He tries to burst the bubble of anyone who believes population growth is not a problem …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst — ► VERB (past and past part. burst) 1) break suddenly and violently apart. 2) be very full. 3) move or be opened suddenly and forcibly. 4) (be bursting with) feel (an irrepressible emotion or impulse). 5) suddenly do something as an expression of… …   English terms dictionary

  • burst someone's bubble — ► burst someone s bubble shatter someone s illusions. Main Entry: ↑burst …   English terms dictionary

  • burst bubble — burst (someone s) bubble to tell someone unexpected bad news. I don t want to burst her bubble by telling her we won t have a vacation this summer. He tries to burst the bubble of anyone who believes population growth is not a problem …   New idioms dictionary

  • burst at the seams — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be too full or too crowded. * /John ate so much he was bursting at the seams./ * /Mary s album was so full of pictures it was bursting at the seams./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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