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Overview of noun burst

The noun burst has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (5) 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")

2. (2) fusillade, salvo, volley, burst

(rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise")

3. (1) burst, fit

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

4. 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? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (11) burst, split, break open

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

2. (7) break, burst, erupt

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

3. (7) explode, burst

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

4. (4) burst

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

5. (2) abound, burst, bristle

(be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers")

6. (2) burst

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

7. collapse, burst

(cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe")

8. burst, bust

(break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst")

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