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Synonyms for burst
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, burst(noun)

    the act of exploding or bursting

    "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

    Synonyms:
    detonation, fusillade, outburst, fit, plosion, blowup, explosion, salvo, volley, flare-up

  2. fusillade, salvo, volley, burst(noun)

    rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

    "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

    Synonyms:
    fusillade, outburst, fit, explosion, salvo, volley, flare-up

  3. burst, fit(noun)

    a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

    "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"

    Synonyms:
    fusillade, convulsion, paroxysm, outburst, fit, conniption, explosion, salvo, tantrum, volley, scene, flare-up

  4. outburst, burst, flare-up(verb)

    a sudden intense happening

    "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"

    Synonyms:
    outburst, fusillade, volley, flare-up, fit, gush, tumultuous disturbance, blowup, explosion, effusion, salvo, ebullition

  5. burst, split, break open(verb)

    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

    "The bubble burst"

    Synonyms:
    divide, carve up, flare up, separate, cleave, burst out, dissever, part, break open, break, split up, flare, abound, erupt, irrupt, break up, bust, split, bristle, rive, collapse, explode

  6. break, burst, erupt(verb)

    force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

    "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

    Synonyms:
    crack, break away, give way, soften, flare up, reveal, develop, unwrap, conk out, extravasate, dampen, collapse, die, transgress, founder, weaken, discover, snap off, stop, go, demote, catch fire, break out, separate, split, give away, damp, smash, interrupt, offend, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, divulge, pause, let on, get around, come out, wear out, cave in, burst out, break-dance, break open, break up, check, give out, break in, give, split up, break through, better, go bad, ignite, bristle, conflagrate, breach, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, take fire, recrudesce, break dance, belch, go against, explode, abound, break down, flare, fall in, bump, let out, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, irrupt, part, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, expose, break, discontinue, intermit, combust, push through, wear

  7. explode, burst(verb)

    burst outward, usually with noise

    "The champagne bottle exploded"

    Synonyms:
    break loose, burst forth, blow up, abound, erupt, split, bust, break open, collapse, set off, bristle, explode, detonate, break, irrupt

  8. burst(verb)

    move suddenly, energetically, or violently

    "He burst out of the house into the cool night"

    Synonyms:
    break open, abound, split, bust, collapse, bristle, explode, break, erupt

  9. abound, burst, bristle(verb)

    be in a state of movement or action

    "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

    Synonyms:
    break open, bristle, split, abound, uprise, bust, collapse, explode, stand up, break, erupt

  10. burst(verb)

    emerge suddenly

    "The sun burst into view"

    Synonyms:
    break open, abound, split, bust, collapse, bristle, explode, break, erupt

  11. collapse, burst(verb)

    cause to burst

    "The ice broke the pipe"

    Synonyms:
    bristle, split, give way, crack up, break down, give, crack, cave in, founder, break open, break, crumble, crock up, erupt, break up, bust, tumble, fall in, abound, crumple, collapse, explode

  12. burst, bust(verb)

    break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

    "The dam burst"

    Synonyms:
    wear out, bristle, abound, tear, collapse, break open, break, snap, raid, erupt, wear, bust, split, fall apart, explode, rupture

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burst

    To break is to divide sharply, with severance of particles, as by a blow or strain. To burst is to break by pressure from within, as a bombshell, but it is used also for the result of violent force otherwise exerted; as, to burst in a door, where the door yields as if to an explosion. To crush is to break by pressure from without, as an egg-shell. To crack is to break without complete severance of parts; a cracked cup or mirror may still hold together. Fracture has a somewhat similar sense. In a fractured limb, the ends of the broken bone may be separated, tho both portions are still retained within the common muscular tissue. A shattered object is broken suddenly and in numerous directions; as, a vase is shattered by a blow, a building by an earthquake. A shivered glass is broken into numerous minute, needle-like fragments. To smash is to break thoroughly to pieces with a crashing sound by some sudden act of violence; a watch once smashed will scarcely be worth repair. To split is to cause wood to crack or part in the way of the grain, and is applied to any other case where a natural tendency to separation is enforced by an external cause; as, to split a convention or a party. To demolish is to beat down, as a mound, building, fortress, etc.; to destroy is to put by any process beyond restoration physically, mentally, or morally; to destroy an army is so to shatter and scatter it that it can not be rallied or reassembled as a fighting force. Compare REND.

    Synonyms:
    bankrupt, break, cashier, crack, crush, demolish, destroy, fracture, rend, rive, rupture, sever, shatter, shiver, smash, split, sunder, transgress

    Antonyms:
    attach, bind, fasten, join, mend, secure, solder, unite, weld

    Preposition:
    Break to pieces, or in pieces, into several pieces (when the object is thought of as divided rather than shattered); break with a friend; from or away from a suppliant; break into a house; out of prison; break across one's knee; break through a hedge; break in upon one's retirement; break over the rules; break on or upon the shore, against the rocks.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burst(v)

    Synonyms:
    extravasate, displode, explode, discharge, shiver, shatter, disrupt, rend, break, split

    Antonyms:
    cohere, hold, stand

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burst(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    break open (from internal pressure), fly open, be rent asunder

  2. burst(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    break out suddenly

  3. burst(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rend asunder, break open

  4. burst(n.)

    Synonyms:
    explosion, BURSTING

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    bursting, explosion, break-up, outbreak, puff, rupture, gust, explode, blasting

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Translations for burst

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  • انفجارArabic
  • избухване, взривявам, пръсвам се, взрив, пръсвамBulgarian
  • prasknout, prasknutíCzech
  • burstDanish
  • bersten, Platzen, zerplatzen, ZerbrechenGerman
  • σκάω, εκρήγνυμαι, έκρηξηGreek
  • kreviEsperanto
  • ráfaga, reventón, estallido, reventar, estalloSpanish
  • پشت سر همPersian
  • puhjeta, puhkaista, räjähdys, haljeta, räjähtää, halkaista, räjäyttää, puhkeaminenFinnish
  • éclaterFrench
  • szétpukkaszt, szétpukkanHungarian
  • eruptoIdo
  • esplosione, esplodere, strappare, scoppio, scoppiare, separareItalian
  • להתפוצץHebrew
  • 破裂, バーストJapanese
  • башталып кетүү, дүрт, жарылыш, бөлүү, бөлүнүп кетүү, чулп эткен дабыш, дүрт этүү, жарк, импульс, жарылуу, чалп эткен дабышKyrgyz
  • rupti suntLatin
  • pahūMāori
  • barstenDutch
  • pękać, pęknąć, rozsadzać, rozerwaniePolish
  • arrebentar, estourar, estouro, explosãoPortuguese
  • взрыв, лопание, лопаться, разорваться, трескаться, разорвать, разрыв, лопнуть, разрываться, треснуть, разрыватьRussian
  • salva, omgång, brisera, skur, brista, spricka, spräckaSwedish
  • పగలగొట్టు, పగిలిపోవుTelugu
  • patlatmak, patlamakTurkish
  • вибухUkrainian
  • bể, làm bểVietnamese
  • פּלאַצןYiddish
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