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Burst Definition

(imp. & p. p.) of Burst

(v. i.) To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.

(v. i.) To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; -- usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.

(v. t.) To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.

(v. t.) To break.

(v. t.) To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.

(n.) A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.

(n.) Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.

(n.) A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.

(n.) A rupture or hernia; a breach.