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burst

 
 
pronunciation:
buhrst
part of speech: verb
inflections: bursts, bursting, burst
definition 1: to break, open up, or explode suddenly.
The balloon burst.
synonyms:
explode
similar words:
break, pop, split
definition 2: to cause to suddenly break or open up.
He blows up paper bags and bursts them.
synonyms:
break
similar words:
destroy