burst open

if a door or container bursts open, it opens quickly and suddenly

The door burst open and in came Samuel.


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  • burst open — phrase if a door or container bursts open, it opens quickly and suddenly The door burst open and in came Samuel. Thesaurus: to open or unlock something, or to come opensynonym Main entry: burst * * * ˌburst ˈopen | ˌburst (sth) ˈopen …   Useful english dictionary

  • burst open — force apart, open forcefully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burst (something) open — ˌburst ˈopen | ˌburst (sth) ˈopen idiom to open suddenly or violently; to make sth open in this way • The door burst open. • Firefighters burst the door open and rescued them. Main entry: ↑burstidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Burst — (b[^u]rst), v. t. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] My breast I ll… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burst — burst1 [bə:st US bə:rst] v past tense and past participle burst ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(break open)¦ 2 be bursting with something 3¦(move suddenly)¦ 4 burst open 5 be bursting to do something 6 be bursting 7 burst somebody s bubble 8 burst its banks Phrasal… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • burst — [[t]bɜ͟ː(r)st[/t]] ♦♦♦ bursts, bursting (The form burst is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) V ERG If something bursts or if you burst it, it suddenly breaks open or splits open and the air or other… …   English dictionary

  • burst — 1 verb past tense and past participle burst 1 BREAK OPEN (I, T) if something bursts or if you burst it, it breaks open or apart suddenly and violently so that its contents come out: You re going to burst the balloon, if you re not careful. 2… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • open — 1 adjective NOT CLOSED 1 DOOR/CONTAINER not closed, so that you can go through, take things out, or put things in: an open window | I guess I did leave the door open. | I can t get this milk open. | wide open (=completely open): The door was wide …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 ** 1) [intransitive/transitive] if something filled with air or water… …   English dictionary

  • burst — 01. The Asian economic bubble apparently [burst] in the mid 1990s. 02. She had a blister on her heel that [burst] when she put on her new shoes. 03. The children [burst] out laughing when a dog ran into their classroom. 04. Our basement got… …   Grammatical examples in English

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