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KK Pronunciation

〔 bFst 〕


〔 bәːst 〕

Overview of noun burst

The noun burst has 4 senses

  • explosion, burst -- (the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft")

  • fusillade, salvo, volley, burst -- (rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise")

  • burst, fit -- (a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning")

  • outburst, burst, flare-up -- (a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning")

Overview of verb burst

The verb burst has 8 senses

  • burst, split, break open -- (come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst")

  • break, burst, erupt -- (force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger")

  • explode, burst -- (burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded")

  • burst -- (move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night")

  • abound, burst, bristle -- (be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers")

  • burst -- (emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view")

  • collapse, burst -- (cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe")

  • burst, bust -- (break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst")