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Synonyms for burst

Synonyms for burst

to come open or fly apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure

to release or cause to release energy suddenly and violently, especially with a loud noise

to become manifest suddenly and in full force

burst out: to speak suddenly or sharply, as from surprise or emotion

a violent release of confined energy, usually accompanied by a loud sound and shock waves

a sudden violent expression, as of emotion

a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows

Synonyms for burst

the act of exploding or bursting

rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

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a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)


a sudden intense happening

come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

burst outward, usually with noise

move suddenly, energetically, or violently

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be in a state of movement or action

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emerge suddenly

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break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

References in classic literature ?
But he did it with one of the bursts which have made his fame as a public speaker.
Further discourse, between these veterans, was interrupted by a discordant yell, which burst at that moment from the lips of the dozen withered crones, who have already been mentioned as having forced themselves into a conspicuous part of the circle.
A shrill plaintive cry burst from the lips of all the women, and there was a moment, that even the oldest warriors appeared to have lost their faculties.
It was not long before a look of ferocity and of revenge was to be seen seated on the grim visages of most of the warriors, and each new and crafty allusion to the policy of extinguishing their enemies, was followed by fresh and less restrained bursts of approbation.
When the star explodes as a supernova, there might be a violent burst of gamma radiation.
All we can do now is wait for the next nearby hybrid burst.
Another group, which includes Shri Kulkarni of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, suggests that the June 14 burst may belong to a previously unknown class.
The researchers plan on continuing their investigation at the Parkes Observatory in Australia and the research will include discovering the origins of the radio bursts to a specific galaxy while also revealing what causes a radio burst.
A recent Burst Media Online Insight survey of more than 6,000 consumers found that four out of five (79.
If that model is correct, he adds, the total energy poured into a gamma-ray burst and its afterglow could be two to three times more than what some theorists had calculated from other models.
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The telescope started taking pictures just 108 seconds after the burst was detected by the High Energy Transient Explorer (HETE)-2 spacecraft.
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Even in a lab dish, these nerves continue to show periodic bursts of electrical activity that the scientists concluded reflect a basic respiratory rhythm.
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