[noun] the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft" Synonyms: explosion
[noun] rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise" Synonyms: fusillade, salvo, volley
[noun] a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" Synonyms: fit
[noun] a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning" Synonyms: outflare-up
[verb] break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst" Synonyms: split, break open
[verb] force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" Synonyms: break, erupt
[verb] burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded" Synonyms: explode
[verb] move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
[verb] be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers" Synonyms: abound, bristle
[verb] emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
[verb] cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe" Synonyms: collapse
[verb] break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst" Synonyms: bust
[adjective] suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst'); "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst seams"; "a ruptured appendix"; "a busted balloon" Synonyms: ruptured, busted