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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
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for burst

suddenly

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