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burst  


      vb   , bursts, bursting, burst  
1    to break or cause to break open or apart suddenly and noisily, esp. from internal pressure; explode  
2    intr   to come, go, etc., suddenly and forcibly  
he burst into the room     
3    intr   to be full to the point of breaking open  
4    intr   to give vent (to) suddenly or loudly  
to burst into song     
5    to cause or suffer the rupture of  
to burst a blood vessel     
      n  
6    a sudden breaking open or apart; explosion  
7    a break; breach; rupture  
8    a sudden display or increase of effort or action; spurt  
a burst of speed     
9    a sudden and violent emission, occurrence, or outbreak  
a burst of heavy rain, a burst of applause     
10    a volley of fire from a weapon or weapons  
      adj  
11    broken apart; ruptured  
a burst pipe     
     (Old English berstan; related to Old Norse bresta, Old Frisian bersta, Old High German brestan; compare break)  
  burster      n  
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bust, burster, bursitis, burstone

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