Synonyms of burst


1. explosion, burst, change of integrity

usage: the act of exploding or bursting; "the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"

2. fusillade, salvo, volley, burst, fire, firing

usage: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise"

3. burst, fit, activity

usage: a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason); "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning"

4. outburst, burst, flare-up, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event

usage: a sudden intense happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a burst of lightning"


1. burst, split, break open, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure; "The bubble burst"

2. break, burst, erupt, express emotion, express feelings

usage: force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger"

3. explode, burst, change integrity

usage: burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle exploded"

4. burst, jump, leap, bound, spring

usage: move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of the house into the cool night"

5. abound, burst, bristle, have, feature

usage: be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"

6. burst, emerge

usage: emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"

7. collapse, burst

usage: cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"

8. burst, bust, break, separate, split up, fall apart, come apart

usage: break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"

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Definition and meaning of burst (Dictionary)