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burst

noun

1 burst

The act of exploding or bursting:
— The burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft.

synonym: explosion.

Roget 113: instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy; suddenness, abruptness.    moment, instant, second, minute; twinkling, trice, flash, breath, ... show more

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Dutch: eruptie
Polish: wybuchnięcie



2 burst

Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms.

synonyms: fusillade, salvo, volley.

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more

Roget 406: snap etc. v.; rapping etc. v.; decrepitation, crepitation; report, thud; burst, explosion, blast, boom, ... show more

Dutch: saluutschoten, eresalvo, schot voor de boeg, salvo

3 burst

A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason):
— A burst of applause.

synonym: fit.

Polish: tryśnięcie

4 burst

A sudden intense happening:
— An outburst of heavy rain.
— A burst of lightning.

synonyms: flare-up, outburst.

Dutch: vlaag
Polish: eksplozja

verb

1 burst

Come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure:
— The bubble burst.

synonyms: break open, split.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 328: be brittle etc. adj.; live in a glass house.    break, crack, snap, split, shiver, splinter, crumble, break short, burst, fly, ... show more

Roget 44: be disjoined &c.; come off, fall off, come to pieces, fall to pieces; peel off; get loose.    disjoin, disconnect, disengage, disunite, dissociate, dispair; ... show more

Dutch: barsten, knallen, uiteenspatten, uiteenspringen, uitspatten

2 burst

Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up.

synonyms: break, erupt.

3 burst

Burst outward, usually with noise.

synonym: explode.

Dutch: exploderen, ontploffen, ploffen

4 burst

Move suddenly, energetically, or violently.

5 burst

Be in a state of movement or action.

synonyms: abound, bristle.

6 burst

Emerge suddenly.

7 burst

Cause to burst.

synonym: collapse.

8 burst

Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully:
— The dam burst.

synonym: bust.

Dutch: breken, oppakken, springen


Moby thesaurus: access, ado, aggravated, agitation, antiaircraft barrage, backfire, bang, bark, barrage, belch, blast, blaze, blaze of temper, blow out, blow up, blowout, blowup, bombardment, boom, bother ... show more.

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