burst

(redirected from bursts)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • adj
  • phrase

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

Related Words

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

Synonyms

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

Related Words

be in a state of movement or action

Related Words

emerge suddenly

Related Words

break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

References in classic literature ?
The victim finally arrived, bound to the tail of a cart, and when he had been hoisted upon the platform, where he could be seen from all points of the Place, bound with cords and straps upon the wheel of the pillory, a prodigious hoot, mingled with laughter and acclamations, burst forth upon the Place.
She took the handkerchief from her face, glanced keenly at him, took in what he had said, and burst out laughing--such a merry, unrestrained laugh, so hearty and gay, that.
It is hardly as if you had seen a wild creature when a rabbit or a partridge bursts away, only a natural one, as much to be expected as rustling leaves.
Her head dropped on the cushions; and she burst out crying.
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.
When his son pointed out to the experienced warrior the situation of their dangerous enemy, the usual exclamatory "hugh" burst from his lips; after which, no further expression of surprise or alarm was suffered to escape him.
Giry, burst into song again--" `Saint, unclose thy portals holy and accord the bliss, to a mortal bending lowly, of a pardon-kiss.
Then she suddenly rushed to me, threw her arms round me and burst into tears.
The old father and Mercedes remained for some time apart, each absorbed in grief; but at length the two poor victims of the same blow raised their eyes, and with a simultaneous burst of feeling rushed into each other's arms.
I am unable to think that to-morrow, and after to-morrow, I shall see you no more; I cannot think that I am going to end my sad days at a distance from Paris; that the lips of an old man, of an unknown, should touch that hand which you hold within yours; no, in truth, I cannot think of all that, my dear sire, without having my poor heart burst with despair.
burst out Mrs Durbeyfield, splashing Tess and herself in her agitation.
Ferguson have used two balloons, his chances of success would have been increased; for, should one burst in the air, he could, by throwing out ballast, keep himself up with the other.
At this moment that terrible door, which Pierre had watched so long and which had always opened so quietly, burst noisily open and banged against the wall, and the second of the three sisters rushed out wringing her hands.
The sight came as a relief to their strained nerves, and they burst all three into a hearty fit of laughter.
Nalasu crouched closer when the shell burst beyond, and Jerry snarled and rippled his hair afresh.