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Synonyms for burst
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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. burstverb

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

    Antonyms:
    cohere, hold, stand

Princeton's WordNet

  1. explosion, burstnoun

    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, burstnoun

    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, fitnoun

    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-upverb

    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 openverb

    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, eruptverb

    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, burstverb

    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. burstverb

    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, bristleverb

    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. burstverb

    emerge suddenly

    "The sun burst into view"

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

  11. collapse, burstverb

    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, bustverb

    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

Editors Contribution

  1. erumpent

    that emerges, or bursts through; breaking forth.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 23, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burstverb

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

  2. burstverb

    Synonyms:
    break out suddenly

  3. burstverb

    Synonyms:
    rend asunder, break open

  4. burstnoun

    Synonyms:
    explosion, BURSTING

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How to use burst in a sentence?

  1. Hayley Zawadzki:

    As a warm-up, it's a great way to loosen up the body, break a quick sweat, our trainers use it in circuit training as a cardio burst between strength training intervals.

  2. Nitasha Sharma:

    We want to make them safe drivers. This one here is a tire tread. A lot of accidents happen in the Middle East because of a tire burst so we explain how to maintain the safety of their tire, and a lot of people move the head rest, but they don’t understand how that could impact your spine. So we have this machine to demonstrate how that could be fatal.

  3. King Abdullah:

    Jordanians are suffering from trying to find jobs, the pressure on infrastructure and for the government, it has hurt us when it comes to the educational system, our healthcare. Sooner or later I think the dam is going to burst.

  4. John Rogers:

    We talk about how high they have to go into the air, what the maximum burst radius is, and things of that nature.

  5. Mike Morgan:

    You don’t get the great big burst of nicotine you get with a cigarette, but at this point, it satisfies my cravings.


Translations for burst

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  • انفجارArabic
  • взривявам, взрив, пръсвам, избухване, пръсвам сеBulgarian
  • prasknout, prasknutíCzech
  • burstDanish
  • Platzen, zerplatzen, Zerbrechen, berstenGerman
  • σκάω, εκρήγνυμαι, έκρηξηGreek
  • kreviEsperanto
  • ráfaga, reventón, estallido, reventar, estalloSpanish
  • پشت سر همPersian
  • räjähdys, haljeta, halkaista, puhkeaminen, räjähtää, räjäyttää, puhjeta, puhkaistaFinnish
  • éclaterFrench
  • szétpukkan, szétpukkasztHungarian
  • eruptoIdo
  • separare, esplosione, scoppiare, esplodere, scoppio, strappareItalian
  • להתפוצץHebrew
  • 破裂, バーストJapanese
  • жарылуу, импульс, дүрт этүү, жарк, чалп эткен дабыш, чулп эткен дабыш, бөлүнүп кетүү, бөлүү, жарылыш, дүрт, башталып кетүүKyrgyz
  • rupti suntLatin
  • pahūMāori
  • barstenDutch
  • pęknąć, pękać, rozsadzać, rozerwaniePolish
  • estouro, explosão, arrebentar, estourarPortuguese
  • лопание, лопаться, взрыв, разорваться, трескаться, лопнуть, разорвать, разрывать, треснуть, разрыв, разрыватьсяRussian
  • brista, skur, spricka, omgång, spräcka, salva, briseraSwedish
  • పగిలిపోవు, పగలగొట్టుTelugu
  • patlatmak, patlamakTurkish
  • вибухUkrainian
  • bể, làm bểVietnamese
  • פּלאַצןYiddish
  • Chinese

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