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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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A short while later however Charles Moseley, a weaver, was startled to find his front door burst open with Joseph Heeley outside clutching at a neighbour's door for support.
This beautiful and highly scented lily has stunning, flared-trumpet flowers that burst open to reveal pretty white petals with a yellow centre and dark pink stripes on the outside, growing on the top of long stems.
Last, 40, of Merganser Court, Barry, died at Llandough Hospital on September 16 after several bags of the Class-A drug burst open in her stomach.
"My nose was burst open and I was bleeding everywhere.
You can see lots of these evergreen climbers with leathery leaves in garden centres, the buds of their star-shaped cream flowers about to burst open and give off a delicious scent that can be produced throughout spring and summer.
My quandary ended when the door of the box burst open behind me and there was Connolly, sweating profusely having run up the steps.
Exercise balls can easily become trapped under furniture, and may even burst open if a hamster runs into something.
The man was found dead in his cell yesterday (2 June) after two of the packets burst open in his stomach.
Bangor station was closed for a period after the spill which happened when a parcel from the Republic burst open as it was being unloaded.
"I am constantly worried that my top will burst open and I will be lynched by 3,000 soldiers," he told a friend.
When the buds burst open into white, six-inch-long, flowers, they're almost instantly visited by sphinx moths.
One of the containers burst open, spilling 29,000 plastic bath toys into the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The ball containing Morton's name had burst open while one of the guests making the draw - Celtic legend Lubomir Moravcik and Brian McColgan from competition sponsors William Hill - had rummaged in the bowl containing the remaining teams.
According to Ravijour, the bra will not continually burst open, as the app has the knowledge to recognize different situations and can pick apart a rising heart rate from jogging from romance.
MANCHESTER CITY burst open the floodgates at Turf Moor last night - to set a Premier League record.