Pronunciation: bûrst
v. i.1.To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
No, no, my heart will burst, an if I speak:
And I will speak, that so my heart may burst.
- Shak.
2.To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; - usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.
- Milton.
And now you burst (ah cruel!) from my arms.
- Pope.
We were the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea.
- Coleridge.
To burst upon him like an earthquake.
- Goldsmith.
v. t.1.To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
2.To break.
You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
- Shak.
He burst his lance against the sand below.
- Fairfax (Tasso).
3.To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
Bursting charge
See under Charge.
n.1.A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.
Bursts of fox-hunting melody.
- W. Irving.
2.Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
3.A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
4.A rupture or hernia; a breach.
Noun1.Burstburst - the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
Synonyms: explosion
2.burst - rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
Synonyms: fusillade, volley, salvo
3.burst - a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
Synonyms: fit
4.burst - a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
Synonyms: flare-up, outburst
Verb1.burst - break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
Synonyms: break open, split
2.burst - force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
Synonyms: erupt, break
3.burst - burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
Synonyms: explode
4.burst - move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
5.burst - be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
Synonyms: bristle, abound
6.burst - emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
7.burst - cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
Synonyms: collapse
8.burst - break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
Synonyms: bust
Adj.1.burst - suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst'); "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst seams"; "a ruptured appendix"; "a busted balloon"
Synonyms: ruptured, busted
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burst in on
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