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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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Break or cause to break suddenly and violently into pieces
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To collapse or burst inward, especially violently
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Crackle
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To destroy by, or as if by, an explosion
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Allow oneself to get carried away by enthusiasm or excitement
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To produce flowers, or to be in flower
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To make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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To pierce and make a hole or holes in
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Move or act with great haste
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To make, or cause to make, a sudden forward movement
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To make a long tear or cut in
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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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Move forcefully or roughly
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To engage in activity with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
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Pyrotechnic display at celebrations
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a violent shattering or blowing apart of something
“The tubes had completely bent after a violent burst.”
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Plural for 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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Plural for 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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Plural for a sudden and brief burst of bright flame or light
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Plural for a loud and typically discordant noise or sound
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Plural for a very short period of time
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Plural for a fall of precipitation, typically of rain, but also of hail, sleet, or snow
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Plural for a sudden gust of wind
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Plural for a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd
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Plural for a flat tire, or an occasion when a tire on a vehicle bursts
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Plural for a small quantity or patch of liquid or color on a surface
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