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  Definition of burst
  1. the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
  2. a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
  3. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
  4. a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
  5. burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
  6. break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
  7. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
  8. emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
  9. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
  10. move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
  11. cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
  12. be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
  13. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted'' is an informal term for `burst''); "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst seams"; "a ruptured appendix"; "a busted balloon"
Similar Words: explosion, fit, fusillade, salvo, volley, outburst, flare-up, explode, split, break open, bust, break, erupt, collapse, abound, bristle, ruptured, busted

 

Hyponyms: detonation, fulmination, fits and starts, salvo, rush, detonate, crump, go off, erupt, belch, extravasate, pop, blow, stave, stave in, shatter

 

Grouped Verbs: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

 

Derivational Morphology: explode, split, break open, detonate, blow up, set off, abound, bristle, volley, fusillade, erupt, irrupt, flare up, flare, burst out, explosion, charge, burster, bursting charge, explosive charge, fit

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: barsten   Finnish: haljeta  
German: platzen   Hungarian: szétpukkan  
Indonesian: letus   Italian: scoppiare  
Portuguese: arrebentar   Spanish: reventar  
Telugu: పగిలిపోవు   Turkish: patlamak  
Vietnamese: bị bể  
 
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