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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 of burst outbreak, flare, flare-up, flash, flicker, flurry, flutter, outburst, spurtWords Related to burst 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 of burst 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 of burst agony, blaze, outburst, ebullition, eruption, explosion, fit, flare, flare-up, flash, flush, gale, gush, gust, paroxysm, spasm, stormWords Related to burst 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 of burst blast, blowup, explosion, bursting, detonation, eruption, outburstWords Related to burst discharge, firing, shooting; blowout, flare-up; bang, boom, pop; airburst, groundburstAntonyms of burst 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 of burst blow, blow up, explode, crump, detonate, go off, popWords Related to burst fragment, shatter, smash, splinter; discharge, fire, shoot; balloon, burgeon (also bourgeon), mushroomNear Antonyms of burst collapse, fizzleAntonyms of burst 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 of burst blow, blow up, blast, demolish, explode, pop, shatter, smashWords Related to burst dynamite; annihilate, decimate, destroy; ruin, wreck; detonate, discharge; fragment, splinterNear Antonyms of burst collapse, implode

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



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