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Burst

Definition

[n] the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
[n] a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
[n] rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
[n] a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
[adj] suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure; "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst seams"; "a ruptured appendix"; (`busted' is an informal term for `burst' as in"a busted balloon")
[v] burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"
[v] break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst"
[v] break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
[v] emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
[v] force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
[v] move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
[v] cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"
[v] be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

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Antonyms

go off, implode