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Burst meaning

burst - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. of Burst
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. To break.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
  9. 9. A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
  10. 10. A rupture or hernia; a breach.
  11. 11. To break open or into pieces.
  12. 12. To fly open or into pieces.

burst - examples of usage

  1. Katharine burst out, not listening to him. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I believe you only ask me to read out of kindness," he burst out. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Then the Skipper burst out. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
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