burst adj : 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" [syn: ruptured, busted]
1 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" [syn: explosion]
2 rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise" [syn: fusillade, salvo, volley]
3 a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" [syn: fit]
4 a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning" [syn: outburst, flare-up]
2 force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" [syn: break, erupt]
4 move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
5 be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers" [syn: abound, bristle]
6 emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
7 cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe" [syn: collapse]
8 break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst" [syn: bust]
- From berstan.
- US: /bɜrst/
- UK: /bɜːst/
- Rhymes: -ɜː(r)st
- An instance of, or the act of bursting.
- The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.
instance or act of bursting
- Finnish: räjähdys, puhkeaminen
to break from internal pressure
- Czech: prasknout
- Dutch: barsten
- Finnish: haljeta, puhjeta, räjähtää
- French: éclater
- German: platzen, zerplatzen, bersten
- Hungarian: szétpukkan
- Indonesian: meletus, meletup
- Italian: scoppiare
- Polish: pękać
- Portuguese: arrebentar, estourar
- Spanish: reventar
- Telugu: పగిలిపోవు (pagilipOvu)
- Turkish: patlamak
- Vietnamese: bị bể
to cause to burst
Old High German
EtymologyCommon Germanic, akin to Old English byrst, Old Norse burst
Burst may refer to:
- Burst phase, a feature of the PAL television format
- Burst fracture, a type of spinal injury
- Burst charge, a component of some fireworks
- Burst noise, type of electronic noise that occurs in semiconductors.
- Burst finish, a two- or three-color faded effect applied to musical instruments. Sunburst is best known.
Burst may also refer to:
burst in Polish: Burst
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