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burst

burst

 
 
pronunciation:
buhrst
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: burst, bursting, bursts
definition 1: to break, open up, or explode suddenly, usu. because of internal pressure.
The balloon burst.
synonyms:
detonate, erupt, explode, fulminate, rupture
similar words:
break, bust, disintegrate, pop, smash, split
definition 2: to be or seem to be full and ready to break open or explode.
The school was bursting with students.
synonyms:
bulge
similar words:
expand, fill, overflow
definition 3: to arrive or emerge suddenly.
He burst into view.
synonyms:
break
similar words:
emerge, erupt, rush, spring, start, surge
definition 4: to suddenly express feelings or emotion.
We burst into laughter at his joke.He burst into tears.
synonyms:
dissolve, explode, gush, open up
similar words:
pour, purge, release, spout
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to suddenly break, open up, or rupture.
synonyms:
break, explode, open, rupture, shatter, split
similar words:
blow, destroy, detonate, devastate, disintegrate
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of bursting; explosion.
synonyms:
blast, blowout, blowup, demolition, detonation, explosion, fulmination, outburst, rupture
similar words:
devastation, eruption, gust, outbreak, round
definition 2: a sudden motion, occurrence, or expression; outbreak; rush.
a burst of enthusiasma burst of activity
synonyms:
eruption, outbreak, outburst, round, rush
similar words:
gush, gust
definition 3: a series of closely spaced shots fired from a weapon or weapons.
synonyms:
salvo, volley
similar words:
barrage, crossfire, fire, flurry, gunfire, round
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