Synonyms for burst

Synonyms for (noun) burst

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: change of integrity

Definition: the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something


Synonyms: fit, burst

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

Usage: a burst of applause; a fit of housecleaning

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: burst, fusillade, salvo, volley

Definition: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

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

Similar words: fire, firing

Definition: the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy

Usage: hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes; they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire


Synonyms: burst, flare-up, outburst

Definition: a sudden intense happening

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

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms for (verb) burst

Synonyms: burst, explode

Definition: burst outward, usually with noise

Usage: The champagne bottle exploded

Similar words: change integrity

Definition: change in physical make-up


Synonyms: break open, burst, split

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

Usage: The bubble burst

Similar words: separate, split up, come apart, break, fall apart

Definition: become separated into pieces or fragments

Usage: The figurine broke; The freshly baked loaf fell apart


Synonyms: burst, bust

Definition: break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

Usage: The dam burst

Similar words: separate, split up, come apart, break, fall apart

Definition: become separated into pieces or fragments

Usage: The figurine broke; The freshly baked loaf fell apart


Synonyms: burst

Definition: emerge suddenly

Usage: The sun burst into view

Similar words: emerge

Definition: come out into view, as from concealment

Usage: Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office


Synonyms: erupt, break, burst

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

Usage: break into tears; erupt in anger

Similar words: express emotion, express feelings

Definition: give verbal or other expression to one's feelings


Synonyms: burst

Definition: move suddenly, energetically, or violently

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

Similar words: spring, jump, leap, bound

Definition: move forward by leaps and bounds

Usage: The horse bounded across the meadow; The child leapt across the puddle; Can you jump over the fence?


Synonyms: bristle, burst, abound

Definition: be in a state of movement or action

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

Similar words: feature, have

Definition: have as a feature

Usage: This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France