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Definition of burst:

  1. A rupture or hernia; a breach.
  2. A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.
  3. A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
  4. Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
  5. of Burst
  6. To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
  7. To break.
  8. To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; -- usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
  9. To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
  10. To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.


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