burst

I UK [bɜː(r)st] / US [bɜrst] verb
Word forms "burst":
present tense I/you/we/they burst he/she/it bursts present participle bursting past tense burst past participle burst
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1) [intransitive/transitive] if something filled with air or water bursts, or if you burst it, it breaks suddenly because there is too much pressure inside it or against it

Did a tyre burst?

A dam burst, causing severe flooding.

She spitefully burst the little boy's balloon.

a) [transitive] if a river bursts its banks, water rises above its sides and spreads over the surrounding area
b) [intransitive] literary if a bomb or firework bursts, it explodes
2)
a) [intransitive] to go somewhere quickly and suddenly
burst into/through/out:

A man burst into the room waving a gun.

b) [intransitive] to become noticeable or successful quickly and suddenly
burst into/onto/upon:

He burst onto the racing scene in 1998.

Phrasal verbs:
II UK [bɜː(r)st] / US [bɜrst] noun [countable]
Word forms "burst":
singular burst plural bursts
1) a sudden strong emotion that you feel for a short time
burst of:

Stephen felt a sudden burst of indignation.

a) a sudden short period of noise

bursts of machine-gun fire

b) a short period in which you do something with a lot of energy or effort

After an initial burst of enthusiasm, she lost interest in her job.

short bursts of intense activity

2) an act of bursting

a leak caused by a burst in a water pipe


English dictionary. 2014.

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