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as in to explode
to break open or into pieces usually because of internal pressure the turnover's crust burst when the filling expanded

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as in to shatter
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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as in to bulge
to be copiously supplied a young singer/dancer who seems to be bursting with energy and talent

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burst (forth)

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verb (2)

as in to erupt
to develop suddenly and violently hives burst forth on the child's arms and face whenever she goes near that plant

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“Burst.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burst. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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