Two of the water pipes burst.
He burst a blood vessel.
The doors suddenly burst open.
The cops burst the door open.
He burst into the room.
The sun burst through the clouds.
She burst through the door and yelled “Surprise!”. Noun
She ran hard in short bursts toward the end of the race.
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Colorful sparks burst in harmony, leaving guests in awe of the spectacle that painted the night sky.—Maia Torres, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2023 On this day two decades ago, The Bernie Mac Show burst onto the small screen, introducing audiences to the comedic brilliance of the late, great Bernie Mac.—Shelby Stewart, Essence, 14 Nov. 2023 The group entered a devastated area north of Gaza City via the border fence that Hamas terrorists burst through on Oct. 7.—NBC News, 6 Nov. 2023 But as the Huskies tried to punt, Robinson burst through the line in a blazing bit of redemption, overwhelming the punter.—Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 From stretchy yoga pants to cozy top layers, and even relaxed-fitting jumpsuits, the retailer’s sale section is practically bursting at the seams with versatile apparel that will secure your spot as the best dressed traveler from the airport to the streets of your destination.—Merrell Readman, Travel + Leisure, 30 Oct. 2023 Eve burst onto the scene as the Ruff Ryders’ First Lady in 1999.—Essence Beauty Editors, Essence, 10 Nov. 2023 The cranberries will pop and burst, and the sauce will thicken and glisten.—Aleksandra Crapanzano / Photographs By F. Martin Ramin/the Wall Street Journal, Food Styling By Kim Ramin , WSJ, 10 Nov. 2023 As a dating app founded by a woman and designed for women, Bumble burst onto the scene as a breath of fresh air.—Paolo Confino, Fortune, 7 Nov. 2023
Still, in 2005, an M&M balloon swung out of control from sudden wind bursts and hit a light pole in Times Square, injuring two people.—Winnie Hu Emma Rose Milligan, New York Times, 22 Nov. 2023 Most scotch whisky is aged in used barrels, predominantly ex-bourbon, and the use of virgin oak tends to give the liquid a burst of flavor with notes of oak, vanilla, gentle smoke, and stone fruit.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 Nov. 2023 Advertisement One of the seniors in the group can’t help but share her burst of African pride.—Tyrone Beason, Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 2023 The Rooms Climbing the stairs to my 970-square-foot tree house suite felt like entering Eden — swaying palms and bursts of bright yellow flowers provided ample privacy while offering glimpses of the sea from the spacious, wraparound terrace.—Sophie Dodd, Travel + Leisure, 12 Nov. 2023 At times, Udu barked or screamed into the mic for emotional effect, the lyrics garbled in a burst of post-teenage angst.—Cameron Cook, Pitchfork, 7 Nov. 2023 The eight-billion-year-old burst is more than half the universe’s age, which is about 13.7 billion years.—Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Nov. 2023 Lincoln got the ball first in the second OT and after three runs by Jackson, Donald Reed III put the Hornets up 45-38 with a 13-yard burst up the middle.—Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Nov. 2023 Your body expels a forceful burst of air through your nose and mouth, getting rid of foreign invaders.—Health Editorial Team, Health, 10 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English bersten, from Old English berstan; akin to Old High German brestan to burst