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Noun
A sudden brief outbreak
“Hopefully I'll have a sudden burst of inspiration and rattle the last of it off in no time at all.”
Noun
An instance of breaking or splitting as a result of internal pressure or puncturing; an explosion
“The boosters near her wings flared up, erupting in a burst of pressure that sent her streaming forward.”
Noun
The act or an instance of exploding
“A burst of machine-gun fire.”
Noun
Verb
Break open or apart suddenly and violently, especially as a result of an impact or internal pressure
“Suddenly they burst apart, and a frighteningly large steel staff fell to the ground.”
Verb
To break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure
“… the turnover's crust burst when the filling expanded.”
Verb
Move suddenly and violently
“Adam Lee burst into the crowd and pulled the bleeding Rebel from the battered Yankee.”
Verb
Suddenly begin doing or producing something
“Jacqui looked at me, her eyes shining with not relief or left over fear or any other emotion instead she burst into a spate of giggles.”
Verb
To break from internal pressure
“Water burst through the dam and flooded their villages.”
Verb
To be copiously supplied
Adjective
“A burst tyre.”
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