break out

[break out] {v.} 1. To begin showing a rash or other skin disorder. - Often used with "with".

He broke out with scarlet fever.

2. To speak or act suddenly and violently.

He broke out laughing.

She broke out, "That is not so!"

3. To begin and become noticeable.

Fire broke out after the earthquake.

Compare: FLARE UP.

4. {informal} To bring out; open and show.

When word of the victory came, people began breaking out their flags.

When Mr. Carson's first son was born, he broke out the cigars he had been saving.