Meaning of burst

Definition of burst

(noun) the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
(verb) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"
force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"

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