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burst

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of burst

  1. 1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity <a sudden burst of industriousness whenever the boss appeared> Synonyms outbreak, flare, flare-up, flash, flicker, flurry, flutter, outburst, spurtRelated Words recrudescence, recurrence, renewal; binge, jag, spree; boost, increase, pickup, upswing, upturn; epidemic, eruption, explosion, paroxysm; deluge, flood, rush, spate, surge, volley; commotion, furor, uproarNear Antonyms calm, doldrums, slump

  2. 2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling <a burst of anger that startled the other members on the panel> Synonyms agony, blaze, outburst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormRelated Words blowup, grouch, rage, tantrum; ecstasy, rapture, transport; delirium, firestorm, frenzy, furor

  3. 3 the act or an instance of exploding <one burst after another could be heard in the distance> Synonyms blast, blowup, explosion, bursting, detonation, eruption, outburstRelated Words discharge, firing, shooting; blowout, flare-up; bang, boom, pop; airburst, groundburstAntonyms implosion




burst

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of burst

  1. 1 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure <the turnover's crust burst when the filling expanded> Synonyms blow, blow up, explode, crump, detonate, go off, popRelated Words fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms collapse, fizzleAntonyms implode

  2. 2 to cause to break open or into pieces by or as if by an explosive <finally burst the piñata open with one mighty swing of the bat> Synonyms blow, blow up, blast, demolish, explode, pop, shatter, smashRelated Words dynamite; annihilate, decimate, destroy; ruin, wreck; detonate, discharge; fragment, splinterNear Antonyms collapse, implode

  3. 3 to be copiously supplied <a young singer/dancer who seems to be bursting with energy and talent> Synonyms brim, bristle, bulge, abound, bustle, buzz, crawl, hum, overflow, pullulate, swarm, teemNear Antonyms lack, need, want





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