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Adjective
Packed or filled tightly
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“The place appears to be bursting with women directors.”
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Breaking open
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Very eager (to do something)
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Blazing or excited
“I was bursting with curiosity.”
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Bursting
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Swollen or distended with fluid, as of erectile tissue
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Likely to cause an outburst of anger or controversy
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A violent shattering or blowing apart of something
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The cracking or breaking of a hard object or material
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for to shatter or break into small pieces
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Present participle for make a long tear or cut in
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Present participle for to break or burst
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Present participle for crackle
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Present participle for move or act with great haste
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Present participle for to destroy by, or as if by, an explosion
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Present participle for to become very angry in reaction to something
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Present participle for to pierce and make a hole or holes in
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Present participle for to make, or cause to make, a sudden forward movement
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Present participle for to grow quickly to a large size
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Present participle for to shine with a sudden intensity
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Present participle for move forcefully or roughly
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Present participle for to be in flower, or to produce flowers
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Present participle for make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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Present participle for to engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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