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burst

verb

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1 to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure
  • the turnover's 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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burst

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of burst (Entry 2 of 2)

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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  • implosion
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“Burst.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burst. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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