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English noun: burst

1. burst (act) the act of exploding or bursting


SamplesThe explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children.
The burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft.


Synonymsexplosion


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)detonation, fulmination

2. burst (act) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms


SamplesOur fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise.


Synonymsfusillade, salvo, volley


Broader (hypernym)fire, firing

3. burst (act) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)


SamplesA burst of applause.
A fit of housecleaning.


Synonymsfit


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)fits and starts

4. burst (event) a sudden intense happening


SamplesAn outburst of heavy rain.
A burst of lightning.


Synonymsflare-up, outburst


Broader (hypernym)happening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent


Narrower (hyponym)rush, salvo


English verb: burst

1. burst (change) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure


SamplesThe bubble burst.


Synonymsbreak open, split


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Narrower (hyponym)blow, pop, stave, stave in

2. burst (emotion) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up


SamplesBreak into tears.
Erupt in anger.


Synonymsbreak, erupt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)express emotion, express feelings

3. burst (change) burst outward, usually with noise


SamplesThe champagne bottle exploded.


Synonymsexplode


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)change integrity


Narrower (hyponym)belch, crump, erupt, extravasate, go off


Antonymsimplode, go off

4. burst (motion) move suddenly, energetically, or violently


SamplesHe burst out of the house into the cool night.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)bound, jump, leap, spring

5. burst (stative) be in a state of movement or action


SamplesThe room abounded with screaming children.
The garden bristled with toddlers.


ExamplesThe streets burst with crowds


Synonymsabound, bristle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)feature, have

6. burst (change) emerge suddenly


SamplesThe sun burst into view.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)emerge

7. burst (motion) cause to burst


SamplesThe ice broke the pipe.


Synonymscollapse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)pop


Causebreak, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way


Verb groupbreak, cave in, collapse, fall in, founder, give, give way

8. burst (change) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully


SamplesThe dam burst.


Synonymsbust


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up


Narrower (hyponym)shatter









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