AskDefine | Define burst

Dictionary Definition

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]

Noun

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]

Verb

1 break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst" [syn: split, break open]
2 force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" [syn: break, erupt]
3 burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded" [syn: explode] [ant: implode]
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]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. An instance of, or the act of bursting.
    The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.

Translations

instance or act of bursting
  • Finnish: räjähdys, puhkeaminen

Verb

  1. To break from internal pressure.
    I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst.
  2. To cause to burst.
    I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much.

Derived terms

Translations

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

Etymology

Common Germanic, akin to Old English byrst, Old Norse burst

Noun

burst

Extensive Definition

Burst may refer to:
Burst may also refer to:
burst in Polish: Burst

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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