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1. burst

verb. ['ˈbɝːst'] come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure.

Synonyms

  • pop
  • split
  • stave
  • split up
  • stave in
  • break open
  • separate
  • break
  • blow
  • come apart

Antonyms

  • union
  • common
  • desegregate
  • advantage

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Burst

  • guaranty-first
  • unreimbursed
  • interspersed
  • unrehearsed
  • reimbursed
  • interfirst
  • traversed
  • submersed
  • medfirst
  • headfirst
  • dispersed
  • disbursed
  • conversed
  • reversed
  • rehearsed
  • immersed
  • emersed
  • coerced
  • wurst
  • worst
  • werst
  • versed
  • thirst
  • pursed
  • nursed
  • merced
  • kirst
  • kerst
  • hurst
  • huerst

How do you pronounce burst?

Pronounce burst as bərst.

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Sentences with burst


1. Adjective
Insulating pipes and keeping the heat on during a cold snap will help prevent burst pipes.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The two modes on the machine are continuous or burst.

3. Verb, base form
Smile away, but on the inside you're a stress bubble ready to burst.

4. Adverb
Once the blisters burst, the skin becomes crusted with brown scales.

Quotes about burst


1. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Albert Schweitzer

2. Then I realize what it is. It's him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

3. What she had realized was that love was that moment when your heart was about to burst.
- Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2. burst

verb. ['ˈbɝːst'] burst outward, usually with noise.

Synonyms

  • change integrity
  • explode
  • belch
  • crump
  • extravasate
  • erupt

Antonyms

  • shared
  • joint
  • same
  • dependent

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. burst

verb. ['ˈbɝːst'] force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up.

Synonyms

  • express emotion
  • break
  • erupt

Antonyms

  • begin
  • promote
  • repair
  • enliven

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. burst

noun. ['ˈbɝːst'] the act of exploding or bursting.

Synonyms

  • explosion
  • fulmination
  • detonation

Antonyms

  • mother
  • female parent
  • hold
  • disappear

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. burst

verb. ['ˈbɝːst'] move suddenly, energetically, or violently.

Synonyms

  • leap
  • jump
  • spring

Antonyms

  • continue
  • conform to
  • increase
  • enrich

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. burst

verb. ['ˈbɝːst'] emerge suddenly.

Antonyms

  • respect

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. burst

verb. ['ˈbɝːst'] be in a state of movement or action.

Synonyms

  • abound
  • feature
  • bristle

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • come
  • conserve
  • disappearance

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. burst

noun. ['ˈbɝːst'] rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms.

Synonyms

  • firing
  • volley
  • fusillade
  • salvo

Antonyms

  • united
  • decrease
  • uncut
  • close

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. burst

noun. ['ˈbɝːst'] a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason).

Synonyms

  • fits and starts
  • fit

Antonyms

  • classical
  • unite
  • unify

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. burst

noun. ['ˈbɝːst'] a sudden intense happening.

Synonyms

  • occurrence
  • rush
  • happening
  • flare-up
  • natural event
  • outburst
  • salvo

Antonyms

  • connect
  • attach
  • stay
  • associate

Etymology

  • bersten (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • berstan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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