"burst" in the noun sense
1. explosion, burst
the act of exploding or bursting
"the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"
"the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
2. fusillade, salvo, volley, burst
rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
"our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
3. burst, fit
a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason
"a burst of applause"
"a fit of housecleaning"
4. outburst, burst, flare-up
a sudden intense happening
"an outburst of heavy rain"
"a burst of lightning"
"burst" in the verb sense
1. burst, split, break open
come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
"The bubble burst"
2. break, burst, erupt
force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
"break into tears"
"erupt in anger"
3. explode, burst
burst outward, usually with noise
"The champagne bottle exploded"
move suddenly, energetically, or violently
"He burst out of the house into the cool night"
5. abound, burst, bristle
be in a state of movement or action
"The room abounded with screaming children"
"The garden bristled with toddlers"
"The sun burst into view"
7. collapse, burst
cause to burst
"The ice broke the pipe"
8. burst, bust
break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
"The dam burst"
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