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Definitions of burst:

  • noun:   a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
    Example: "A burst of applause"
  • noun:   the act of exploding or bursting something
    Example: "The burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
  • noun:   a sudden violent happening
    Example: "An outburst of heavy rain"
  • noun:   rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
  • verb:   break open or apart suddenly
    Example: "The bubble burst"
  • verb:   break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
    Example: "The dam burst"
  • verb:   emerge suddenly
    Example: "The sun burst into view"
  • verb:   move suddenly, energetically, or violently
    Example: "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
  • verb:   be in a state of movement or action
  • verb:   burst outward, usually with noise
  • verb:   force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  • verb:   cause to burst
  • adjective:   suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst')
    Example: "A burst balloon"


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