Meaning of BURST in English


noun a rupture or hernia; a breach.

2. burst ·vt to break.

3. burst ·impf & ·p.p. of burst.

4. burst ·noun any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.

5. burst ·vt to produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.

6. burst ·noun a sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.

7. burst ·noun a sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.

8. burst ·vt to break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, ·esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.

9. burst ·vi to fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.

10. burst ·vi to exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner;

— usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, ·etc.

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