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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

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In the study, the sickle cell were loaded with drugs and precisely programmed to burst open 15 hours after injection when the vast majority of the sickle cells had accumulated in the tumors.
Take to the table, burst open and serve with salad, vegetables, potatoes or rice.
I went downstairs and the front door burst open and all these guys with SAS balaclavas burst in.
A motorcycle passenger lost more than pounds 10,000 when the rucksack on his back burst open as they travelled down a the M3.
In the process the seed packets burst open and it was feared the seeds had died.
The children were in the hospital for two to five days to treat the chemical injuries that occurred after the packets burst open.
A second man, travelling with the deceased, was also hospitalised after five out of 105 packets of cocaine burst open in his stomach.
When properly cooked, the kernels are tender, not mushy, with many having burst open, revealing a cream-colored interior.
My fork was on its way into my steaming food, when the door burst open.
Her black velvet dress burst open displaying her bra to the live television audience.
Most infected cells burst open, releasing millions of viruses that infect other cells in the body.
In its efforts to adopt environmentally friendly (or, at least, friendlier) environmental management standards company-wide, Halliburton was following a broad corporate trend that many believe can date its inception to 3 December 1984, the day a Union Carbide storage tank in Bhopal, India, burst open and sent a cloud of poisonous methyl isocyanate gas out into the community, killing by some estimates as many as 6,000 people within a week and some 13,000 to date.
Also, valves designed to burst open at a certain pressure could make use of these glasses, says Glass.
Something very sweet is about to burst open, something impish is getting ready to kick things into a richer, livelier gear--like Dorothy and Toto just about to shift from black and white into Technicolor.