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burst

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1 a sudden and usually temporary growth of activity

  • a sudden burst of industriousness whenever the boss appeared
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2 a sudden intense expression of strong feeling

  • a burst of anger that startled the other members on the panel
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3 the act or an instance of exploding

  • one burst after another could be heard in the distance
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burst

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1 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure

  • the turnoverʼs crust burst when the filling expanded
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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
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3 to be copiously supplied

  • a young singer/dancer who seems to be bursting with energy and talent
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