Definitions of burst

  1. To break or fly open suddenly and with violence; to disrupt violently; to explode; to break, rush forth, or fall upon suddenly or with violence.
  2. 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.
  3. To break.
  4. To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
  5. To break by violence; to open suddenly.
  6. To break into pieces: to break open suddenly or by violence.
  7. To break open or into pieces.
  8. 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.
  9. To break open by flying to pieces; to explode; to break suddenly into action, speech, or feeling; usually with out, upon, into, etc.; as, to burst into tears; appear or disappear suddenly; as, a scene bursts upon the view.
  10. To fly open or break in pieces: to break forth or away:- pa. t. and pa. p. burst.
  11. To fly open or into pieces.
  12. break open or apart suddenly; " The bubble burst"
  13. emerge suddenly; " The sun burst into view"
  14. move suddenly, energetically, or violently; " He burst out of the house into the cool night"
  15. cause to burst; " The ice broke the pipe"
  16. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; " break into tears"; " erupt in anger"
  17. To suffer rupture from an internal force.
  18. To exhibit some sudden and violent activity, break forth; break away.
  19. To be filled or stirred to overflowing or breaking, as with passion.
  20. To break or reud open with violence.
  21. To break open forcibly or with sudden violence; to break away from; to come upon unexpectedly; to break forth, or into, with violence; to rend by force.
  22. Bursting.
  23. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; " our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
  24. a sudden violent happening; " an outburst of heavy rain"; " a burst of lightning"
  25. suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (` busted' is an informal term for ` burst'); " a burst balloon"; " burst pipes"; " burst seams"; " a ruptured appendix"; " a busted balloon"
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
  29. A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
  30. A rupture or hernia; a breach.
  31. A violent or sudden breaking forth; as, a burst of applause; a sudden explosion; a rush; a spurt.
  32. A sudden outbreak.
  33. A sudden or violent explosion or breaking forth; sudden rending or disruption.
  34. A sudden effort; spurt; rush; as a burst of speed.
  35. A sudden breaking forth; a sudden explosion or shooting forth; a rent.
  36. A sudden breakage; an explosion; a violent outbreak.
  37. Burst.