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To break open or apart, especially suddenly and violently and due to internal pressure
“The trickle is becoming a torrent and, any day now, the dam wall will burst.”
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To explode, or cause to explode, especially due to internal pressure
“These fragile gas tanks would burst into flames after even minor collisions.”
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To move suddenly and violently
“He made a furious charge and burst through the crowd to slap the makeshift ball through the hoop.”
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To suddenly begin doing or producing something
“Perplexed, I looked at Jacqui as she began to burst into a spate of giggles.”
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To erupt or surge forcefully after being released
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“If a break is significant, the water will burst out of the pipe under pressure.”
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To teem, or be overrun or overflowing with
“When she was challenged or felt on edge, she would burst with energy and be at her best.”
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To shatter or break into small pieces
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Make a long tear or cut in
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Move or act with great haste
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To destroy by, or as if by, an explosion
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To become very angry in reaction to something
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To pierce and make a hole or holes in
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To make, or cause to make, a sudden forward movement
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To grow quickly to a large size
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To shine with a sudden intensity
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To be in flower, or to produce flowers
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Make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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A sudden and brief outbreak
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“Hopefully, I'll have a sudden burst of inspiration and rattle the last of it off in no time at all.”
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An instance of breaking or splitting as a result of internal pressure or puncturing
“The school was left without water for a week due to a burst in the pipe.”
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A violent shattering or blowing apart of something
“The tubes had completely bent after a violent burst.”
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A barrage or discharge of projectiles
“As we ran, a burst of arrows and poisoned darts whirred around us and over us.”
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A loud noise
“As she made her way up the stairs, she heard a loud burst of her father's laughter.”
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A sudden and brief burst of bright flame or light
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A very short period of time
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An occasion when a tyre on a vehicle bursts or an electric fuse melts
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A violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd
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A small quantity or patch of liquid or color on a surface
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Having been ruptured or punctured
“I heard the breath come out of him like the sound of a burst tire.”
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Having been broken
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