Definitions for burst

Definitions for (noun) burst

Main entry: burst, explosion

Definition: the act of exploding or bursting

Usage: the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children; the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

Main entry: fit, burst

Definition: a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

Usage: a burst of applause; a fit of housecleaning

Main entry: burst, fusillade, salvo, volley

Definition: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

Usage: our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

Main entry: burst, flare-up, outburst

Definition: a sudden intense happening

Usage: an outburst of heavy rain; a burst of lightning

Definitions for (verb) burst

Main entry: burst, explode

Definition: burst outward, usually with noise

Usage: The champagne bottle exploded

Main entry: break open, burst, split

Definition: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

Usage: The bubble burst

Main entry: burst, bust

Definition: break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

Usage: The dam burst

Main entry: burst

Definition: emerge suddenly

Usage: The sun burst into view

Main entry: erupt, break, burst

Definition: force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

Usage: break into tears; erupt in anger

Main entry: burst

Definition: move suddenly, energetically, or violently

Usage: He burst out of the house into the cool night

Main entry: collapse, burst

Definition: cause to burst

Usage: The ice broke the pipe

Main entry: bristle, burst, abound

Definition: be in a state of movement or action

Usage: The room abounded with screaming children; The garden bristled with toddlers

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