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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

Editors Contribution

  1. erumpent

    that emerges, or bursts through; breaking forth.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 23, 2020  

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

How to pronounce burst?

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How to use burst in a sentence?

  1. Sipho P Nkosi:

    No matter how strong we are. Memories can make us burst into tears.

  2. Emily Petroff:

    The first fast radio burst was discovered in 2007.

  3. Eddy Sanchez:

    Temperatures in the pyroclastic flow can exceed 700 degrees (Celsius) and volcanic ash can rain down on a 15-km (9-mile) radius. That could cause more mud flows and nearby rivers to burst their banks.

  4. 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.

  5. Cameron Heron:

    It was so traumatic. She doesnt remember much, which, in a way, Im thankful for as it was so distressing for her. As medics sprang into action, working around the clock to save Heron, her motherbecame terrified she would not make it. The day after she was admitted to the hospital, it looked as if her worst fears would be realized when Heron suddenly stopped breathing. Her throat had swollen so much that she couldnt breathe, it was horrendous to watch. She was throwing up all this blood and skin. I really thought she was going to die. While doctors managed to stabilize Heron, the condition continued to ravage her body, leaving the skin on her face, chest, back, and arms so burnt that it fell away. Her lips also swelled to the point where they burst and her mouth became covered in painful ulcers. Doctors told us it was one of the worst cases they had ever seen, Carmen Heron said. Danika was barely conscious most of the time, and had this button to press to get pain relief when it became too much. Her organs were failing and she had so much internal scarring. She was being burnt from the inside out. Her entire body was bandaged, and when the dressings were removed, her skin came away too. Finally, after three weeks, Heron slowly began to rally and was discharged six days later. But, her journey was far from over, as she was left with side-effects such as the loss of her hair and nails. Her skin is still healing to this day and she also needs hearing aids as the insides of her ears are so scarred. As well as the physical fallout, she is also fighting the emotional legacy of SJS, having suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. Were still dealing with SJS - it didnt stop when we left hospital, Carmen Heron said. Danika will have days where she feels incredibly low and struggles with flashbacks of being in hospital. Thankfully, if she feels that way, she will phone us right away. We have found that, as a family, its good to talk rather than bottle everything up, however difficult those memories might be. Another side-effect of Heronsordeal was the warning by doctors that, due to the amount of internal scarring she had sustained, it was unlikely she would ever conceive. According to the U.S. Library of National Medicine, SJS and TEN often cause the tissue around the mucous membranes which line various cavities in the body, including the eyes, ears, mouth, vagina, and urethra, as well as covering the organs to die. As a result, women can experience vaginal lesions that lead to painful intercourse, difficulty conceiving, and even infertility. The doctors said they could refer her to a gynecologist to run some tests, but she never went I think she didnt want to hear the answers, Carmen Heron said. But, in December 2018, the Heron family received some news they thought they would never hear. Danika rang me crying. I immediately panicked and said, Whats wrong ?


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
  • Chinese

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