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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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Beyond the whirr of the window fan, the rasp of human discourse continues, but down there in the breathy depths of enamel all you can hear are the gentle sighs of scented foam, punctuated by the phhlup of bursting bubbles and the occasional gush of the hot tap, whose four knobbed fingers respond to the press of the big toe on your left foot - resting there, bunions sculpted in majesty, by the empty soap dish on the slippery brink.
Loske of the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Queretaro and his colleagues found that the pressure, bursting bubbles, and light from the discharges combine to slay bacteria in complex ways.
Stephen Roach, chief economist and director of global economics at Morgan Stanley, "The Cost of Bursting Bubbles," New York Times, September 22, 2002, Op-Ed page
These dizzying events are not an occasion for champagne music because the bursting bubbles have cast millions of Americans into deep personal losses, destroyed trillions of dollars in capital, especially retirement savings, and littered the economic landscape with corporate wreckage.
Despite bubbling, boycotts, bursting bubbles, and anything else beginning with 'B', North Wales' finest constabulary are in the headlines.
BURSTING bubbles, rocket balloons, and jelly babies in space - children's science lessons will never be the same again.
The trouble with bursting bubbles is the havoc they can wreak on the wider economy rather than the direct participants.
Breaking waves toss them skyward, and drops of rain or bursting bubbles splash them into the air.
This includes the frequency of bubble formation, the growth rate of rising bubbles, the mouth sensation of the bursting bubbles and the champagne's 'bouquet'.
The sound of bursting bubbles was heard as far apart as Punchestown and Sandown yesterday.