Associations to the word «Burst»


BURST, noun. An instance of, or the act of bursting.
BURST, noun. A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.
BURST, noun. A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.
BURST, verb. (intransitive) To break from internal pressure.
BURST, verb. (transitive) To cause to break from internal pressure.
BURST, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cause to break by any means.
BURST, verb. (transitive) To separate formfeed at perforation lines.
BURST, verb. (intransitive) To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.
BURST, verb. (transitive) To produce as an effect of bursting.
BURST FORTH, verb. To erupt
BURST IN, verb. (idiomatic) to enter suddenly and unexpectedly
BURST INTO FLAME, verb. To catch fire suddenly and unexpectedly
BURST INTO TEARS, verb. (idiomatic) to suddenly start weeping
BURST OUT, verb. (intransitive) (literally) To appear suddenly.
BURST OUT, verb. (intransitive) To display emotion.
BURST OUT, verb. (intransitive) to speak emotionally or suddenly
BURST OUT LAUGHING, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) to suddenly start laughing intensely
BURST SOMEONE'S BUBBLE, verb. (idiomatic) To disillusion; to disabuse someone of a false notion or rationalization that has grown comfortable.

Dictionary definition

BURST, noun. The act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft".
BURST, noun. Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise".
BURST, noun. A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning".
BURST, noun. A sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning".
BURST, verb. Come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst".
BURST, verb. Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger".
BURST, verb. Burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded".
BURST, verb. Move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night".
BURST, verb. Be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers".
BURST, verb. Emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view".
BURST, verb. Cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe".
BURST, verb. Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst".

Wise words

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