Meaning of BURST in English


■ verb ( past and past participle ~ )

1》 break or cause to break suddenly and violently apart.

2》 be very full: the wardrobe was ~ing with clothes.

↘( be ~ing with ) feel (an irrepressible emotion or impulse).

3》 move or be opened suddenly and forcibly.

↘suddenly begin doing or producing something: an aircraft crashed and ~ into flames.

4》 separate (stationery) into single sheets.

■ noun

1》 an instance or the result of ~ing.

2》 a sudden brief outbreak of something violent or noisy.

3》 a period of continuous effort.


~ someone's bubble shatter someone's illusions.


OE berstan , of Gmc origin.

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