1) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n An outburst of an emotion, especially anger, is a sudden strong expression of that emotion.

...an outburst of anger.

...a spontaneous outburst of cheers and applause...

There has been another angry outburst against the new local tax introduced today.

2) N-COUNT: usu N of n An outburst of violent activity is a sudden period of this activity.

Five people were reported killed today in a fresh outburst of violence.

...this first great outburst of nationalist student protest.


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