burst
I. verb (burst; also bursted; bursting) Etymology: Middle English bersten, from Old English berstan; akin to Old High German brestan to burst Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to break open, apart, or into pieces usually from impact or from pressure from within 2. a. to give way from an excess of emotion <
my heart will burst
>
b. to give vent suddenly to a repressed emotion <
burst into tears
>
<
burst out laughing
>
3. a. to emerge or spring suddenly <
burst out of the house
>
<
burst onto the scene
>
b. launch, plunge <
burst into song
>
4. to be filled to the breaking point <
bursting with excitement
>
<
a crate bursting with fruit
>
transitive verb 1. to cause to burst <
burst a balloon
>
2. a. to force open (as a door or a way) by strong or vigorous action b. to flood over <
the river burst its banks
>
3. to produce by or as if by bursting II. noun Date: 1610 1. a. a sudden outbreak; especially a vehement outburst (as of emotion) b. explosion, eruption c. a sudden intense effort <
a burst of speed
>
d. the duration of fire in one engagement of the mechanism of an automatic firearm 2. an act of bursting 3. a result of bursting; especially a visible puff accompanying the explosion of a shell

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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