1. The act of exploding or bursting (synset 100378172)
    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
  2. Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms (synset 100990406)
    "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"
  3. A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason) (synset 100556362)
    "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"
  4. A sudden intense happening (synset 107449542)
    "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"
  1. Come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure (synset 200310092)
    "The bubble burst"
  2. Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up (synset 201789214)
    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"
  3. Burst outward, usually with noise (synset 200306798)
    "The champagne bottle exploded"
  4. Move suddenly, energetically, or violently (synset 201968641)
    "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
  5. Be in a state of movement or action (synset 202721470)
    "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
  6. Emerge suddenly (synset 200425177)
    "The sun burst into view"
  7. Cause to burst (synset 201993576)
    "The ice broke the pipe"
  8. Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully (synset 200334404)
    "The dam burst"

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