Dictionary Results for burst

1. 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"

Synonym(s): explosion

Hypernym(s): change_of_integrity

2. burst - noun

· rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

Synonym(s): fusillade, salvo, volley

Hypernym(s): fire, firing

3. burst - noun

· a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"

Synonym(s): fit

Hypernym(s): activity

4. burst - noun

· a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"

Synonym(s): outburst, flare-up

Hypernym(s): happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural_event

5. burst - verb

· come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"

Synonym(s): split, break_open

Hypernym(s): break, separate, split_up, fall_apart, come_apart

6. burst - verb

· force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

Synonym(s): break, erupt

Hypernym(s): express_emotion, express_feelings

7. burst - verb

· burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"

Synonym(s): explode

Hypernym(s): change_integrity

8. burst - verb

· move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"

Hypernym(s): jump, leap, bound, spring

9. burst - verb

· be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

Synonym(s): abound, bristle

Hypernym(s): have, feature

10. burst - verb

· emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"

Hypernym(s): emerge

11. burst - verb

· cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"

Synonym(s): collapse

12. burst - verb

· break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"

Synonym(s): bust

Hypernym(s): break, separate, split_up, fall_apart, come_apart

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