Meaning of BURST in English

BURST

[noun] [C]Get a plumber quickly - there's been a burst (= a break in a pipe) in the kitchen and there's water all over the floor!A burst can also mean a sudden increase in something, esp. for a short period.If we put on a burst of speed we can lose them.A burst can also be a short period of something, esp. one that starts suddenly.There was a burst of applause/laughter/activity.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.