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Definition of Burst

  • To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
  • To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; -- usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth out away into upon through, etc.
  • To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
  • To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
  • A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.
  • Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
  • A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
  • A rupture or hernia; a breach.
  • the act of exploding or bursting
  • a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
  • rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
  • a sudden intense happening
  • burst outward, usually with noise
  • come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
  • break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
  • emerge suddenly
  • force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  • move suddenly, energetically, or violently
  • cause to burst
  • be in a state of movement or action

How to use burst in a sentence. Burst pronunciation.

Voices mingled, there was light laughter, little bursts of admiration, then lower tones, and then he was roused by a voice calling.
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We plodded on, two or three hours longer, and at last the Lake burst upon us-a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft full three thousand feet higher still!
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It was hard to resist the impulse to burst out with exultation and reveal everything; but I did resist.
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With the help of a stool she took the same way, let herself slip down from the sill into the street, and hastened on without aim or goal-inspired only by the wish to escape durance in the dark room, and to burst every bond that tied her to her hated mate-up the church-hill and along the road which lead over the mountain to the sea.
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Paulus' prognosis was justified, for when he returned to Sirona with a fresh supply of water she was sitting upright; she rubbed her open eyes, stretched her limbs, clasped the greyhound in both arms, and burst into a violent flood of tears.
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He twisted his hat about, and seemed to prepare with difficulty the next remark, which at length burst, rather than fell, from his lips.
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Thereupon Louise's mother burst into a vehement exposition of the reasons of discord, beginning with the calumnious stories she had heard at Mrs. Jolliffe's, and ending with the outrageous arrogance of Mrs. Mumford's latest remark.
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To-day I travel through all the obscure villages with profound indifference, and I gaze coldly at their sad and wretched appearance: my eyes linger over no object, nothing grotesque makes me smile: that which formerly made me burst out in a roar of spontaneous laughter, and filled my soul with cheerful animation, now passes before my eyes as though I saw it not, and my mouth, cold and rigid, finds no longer a word to say at the very spectacle which formerly possessed the secret of filling my heart with ecstasy.
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The child bursts into tears, and what no violence of punishment has been able to accomplish, Alosha's kindness has done in a few moments.
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The fear of the young officer, as he exchanges the enthusiastic departure from Petersburg for the grim reality of the bastions; the fear of the still sound and healthy man as he enters the improvised hospitals; the fear as the men watch the point of approaching light that means a shell; the fear of the men lying on the ground, waiting with closed eyes for the shell to burst.
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Suddenly a stream of blood bursts from the young man's body, and his deadly pale face turns into something unspeakable, a toothless laugh-the red laugh.
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Both men burst into hearty laughter.
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They burst into tears, and said that the young man had been asking for food which they had no power to supply, and that, on Monday, some of their goods were to be taken in default of the payment of rates.
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The responsive "Amen!" burst from the father's lips, and his heart of stone became a heart of flesh.
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With a vague, indefinite idea of comforting the little fellow, I took him to my knee, and was about to utter some platitude, when the little fellow, looking me in the face, his own the very picture of grief, burst out with- "Oh, Doctor, must sister die?
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The Emperor took his place amidst inexpressible enthusiasm, and never had his appearance excited such bursts of applause: even the Empress was more cheerful for an instant, and seemed to enjoy these proofs of affection for one who was soon to be no longer her husband; but when he began to speak she relapsed into her gloomy reflections.
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Search was made everywhere in this room and in the Emperor's cabinet, and even in the apartments of the Empress, and at last it was necessary to announce to his Majesty that the search had been in vain; whereupon the Emperor gave way to one of those bursts of anger which were so terrible though fortunately so rare, which terrified the whole chateau, and the poor usher received orders never to appear in his sight again.
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This tale told in the most animated and amusing manner by his Majesty excited bursts of laughter from the two princesses.
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What struck me as very singular in their altercations was that the Emperor, in the absence of his brother, gave vent to the most terrible bursts of rage, and to violent threats against him, while if they had an interview they treated each other in the most amicable and familiar and brotherly manner.
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To the silence of expectation, which had arrested as if by enchantment the steps of all persons scattered over all parts of the city, succeeded a burst of enthusiasm almost indescribable.
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Examples of Burst

Example #1
As he stood watching, he was conscious of people approaching.
Example #2
From the ramparts of the citadel he watched the sun go down, bathing the pyramids in a purple and golden light, throwing a glamour over all the western plain, and making heavenly the far hills with a plaintive colour, which spoke of peace and rest, but not of hope.
Example #3
It was a vast oval, and one would have to use up eighty or a hundred good miles in traveling around it.
Example #4
Thus refreshed, we presently resumed the march with renewed vigor and determination.
Example #5
I said within myself that I would filter the great news through my lips calmly and be serene as a summer morning while I watched its effect in their faces.
Example #6
Smothered hilarity began to oppress me, presently.