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burst

burst

 
pronunciation:
buhrst
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: burst, bursting, bursts
definition 1: to break, open up, or explode suddenly.
The balloon burst.
synonyms:
detonate, erupt, explode
similar words:
break, bust, disintegrate, pop, smash, split
definition 2: to be full and seem ready to break open or explode.
The stadium was bursting with fans.
similar words:
expand, fill, overflow
definition 3: to arrive or come out suddenly.
He burst into view.
similar words:
emerge, erupt, rush, spring, surge
definition 4: to suddenly express feelings or emotion.
We burst into laughter at his joke.He burst into tears.
synonyms:
explode
similar words:
pour, release, spout
definition 5: to cause to suddenly break or open up.
He blows up paper bags and bursts them.
synonyms:
break, explode, open, rupture, shatter, split
similar words:
destroy, detonate, devastate, disintegrate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of bursting; explosion.
synonyms:
blast, detonation, explosion, outburst, rupture
similar words:
eruption, gust, outbreak, round
definition 2: a sudden motion, event, or expression of feeling.
With a burst of speed, the race car whizzed over the finish line.A burst of laughter came from the back of the room.
synonyms:
eruption, outbreak, outburst, round, rush
similar words:
gush, gust
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