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jokaec

Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
This old shirt is too tight for you. When you wear it, your muscles almost pop out of your shirt.

Can I use "pop out" in my context? Thank you.
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    You can also use "burst" in the sentence about muscles. In your sentence about the balloon, you don't need "out" after "burst": If you inflate it too much, the balloon will burst.
     

    jokaec

    Senior Member
    Chinese - Hong Kong
    If fat instead of muscle, can I say “he will burst or rip this tight clothes because he is too fat.”? Are “burst” or “rip” both correct in this situation? Thank you.
     
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