burst burst  /ˈbɜrst/


  1. (n) the act of exploding or bursting
  2. (n) rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
  3. (n) a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
  4. (n) a sudden intense happening
  5. (v) come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
  6. (v) force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
  7. (v) burst outward, usually with noise
  8. (v) move suddenly, energetically, or violently
  9. (v) be in a state of movement or action
  10. (v) emerge suddenly
  11. (v) cause to burst
  12. (v) break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

Derived Word(s)


  1. The unauthorized tell-alls burst with miscarriages, abortions, rest cures and frenzied press conferences announcing her desire to be left alone.
  2. One stopped outside the driveway of the Turkish embassy; the other turned sharply, burst through the compound's 3-ft.
  3. Shorts are most visible when any kind of speculative bubble starts to burst.


  1. Electrical burns may burst surgical robot's bubble

    The da Vinci surgical robot is so precise, promotional videos show it carefully peeling a grape.It’s so popular that most so-called “keyhole” hysterectomies are done using the machine, and it’s used in four out of five operations to remove the prostate, according to the non-profit ECRI Institute.But a series of lawsuits threaten to burst da Vinci’s high-flying bubble, claiming that a very low ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Bashir And Guests Burst Into Chorus Of Laughter At Conservative ‘Faith & Freedom Coalition’ Speakers

    After playing a series of clips of speakers from this week’s Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, the guests of MSNBC’s Martin Bashir burst into a chorus of laughter. The panel reacted as such after listening to soundbites from speakers like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush , former Rep. Allen West (R-FL), and conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly .
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Mediaite

  3. ‘Burst Your Thirst’ with Live Healthy Iowa challenge

    AMES — Water is a vital component of our bodies, necessary to flush out toxins, carry nutrients and maintain soft, clear skin. Live Healthy Iowa’s 4th annual “Burst Your Thirst” Challenge motivates Iowans to team up with friends, family or co-workers to hydrate for a healthy body and an active summer.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Newton Daily News


  1. "I wished he'd burst it under Riley as it might have woken him up," Ferguson said. "It was a competitive game, but I did not think there was one bad tackle in it. The game is being screened worldwide, everyone is watching it, and that goes...
    on Sep 21, 2008 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Times Online

  2. "Please know that moving on - moving on is not the same as forgetting," Steger said. "We shall not forget. Yet, one senseless burst of violence - as horrible and hurtful as it is - will not turn us from our essence."
    on May 11, 2007 By: Charles Steger Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "The skin would burst back open," Ellis said. "So I have to suck it up, cast it up again and just go out there and play."
    on Jan 18, 2010 By: Shaun Ellis Source: The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

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