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  1. [noun] the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
    Synonyms: explosion

  2. [noun] rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
    Synonyms: fusillade, salvo, volley

  3. [noun] a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
    Synonyms: fit

  4. [noun] a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
    Synonyms: outflare-up

  5. [verb] break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
    Synonyms: split, break open

  6. [verb] force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
    Synonyms: break, erupt

  7. [verb] burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
    Synonyms: explode

  8. [verb] move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"

  9. [verb] be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
    Synonyms: abound, bristle

  10. [verb] emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"

  11. [verb] cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
    Synonyms: collapse

  12. [verb] break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
    Synonyms: bust

  13. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: ruptured, busted


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