present tense third-person singular of burst
1
as in explodes
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
as in smashes
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
as in buzzes
to be copiously supplied a young singer/dancer who seems to be bursting with energy and talent

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bursts

2 of 2

noun

plural of burst

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“Bursts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/bursts. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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