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burst - Dictionary definition and meaning for word burst

Definition
(noun) the act of exploding or bursting
Synonyms : explosion
Example Sentence
  • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
  • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

Definition
(noun) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
Synonyms : fusillade , salvo , volley
Example Sentence
  • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

Definition
(noun) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
Synonyms : fit
Example Sentence
  • a burst of applause
  • a fit of housecleaning

Definition
(noun) a sudden intense happening
Synonyms : flare-up , outburst
Example Sentence
  • an outburst of heavy rain
  • a burst of lightning

Definition
(verb) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
Synonyms : break open , split
Example Sentence
  • The bubble burst

Definition
(verb) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
Synonyms : break , erupt
Example Sentence
  • break into tears
  • erupt in anger

Definition
(verb) burst outward, usually with noise
Synonyms : explode
Example Sentence
  • The champagne bottle exploded

Definition
(verb) move suddenly, energetically, or violently
Example Sentence
  • He burst out of the house into the cool night

Definition
(verb) be in a state of movement or action
Synonyms : abound , bristle
Example Sentence
  • The room abounded with screaming children
  • The garden bristled with toddlers

Definition
(verb) emerge suddenly
Example Sentence
  • The sun burst into view

Definition
(verb) cause to burst
Synonyms : collapse
Example Sentence
  • The ice broke the pipe

Definition
(verb) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
Synonyms : bust
Example Sentence
  • The dam burst

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