burst

burst
[[t]bɜ͟ː(r)st[/t]]
♦♦♦
bursts, bursting
(The form burst is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.)
1) V-ERG If something bursts or if you burst it, it suddenly breaks open or splits open and the air or other substance inside it comes out.

The driver lost control when a tyre burst...

[V n] It is not a good idea to burst a blister.

[V-ed] ...a flood caused by a burst pipe.

2) V-ERG If a dam bursts, or if something bursts it, it breaks apart because the force of the river is too great.

A dam burst and flooded their villages. [Also V n]

3) VERB If a river bursts its banks, the water rises and goes on to the land.

[V n] Monsoons caused the river to burst its banks.

4) VERB When a door or lid bursts open, it opens very suddenly and violently because someone pushes it or there is great pressure behind it.

[V open/apart] The door burst open and an angry young nurse appeared.

Syn:
fly open
5) VERB To burst into or out of a place means to enter or leave it suddenly with a lot of energy or force.

[V prep/adv] Gunmen burst into his home and opened fire...

[V prep/adv] Rachel burst out as the door was flung open again.

Syn:
6) VERB If you say that something bursts onto the scene, you mean that it suddenly starts or becomes active, usually after developing quietly for some time. [JOURNALISM]

[V onto/upon n] Chinese companies have burst upon the scene with millions of dollars in their pockets.

7) VERB (emphasis) If you say that someone is about to burst with pride, anger, or another emotion, you are emphasizing the intensity of the emotion they are feeling. [WRITTEN]

[V with n] He almost burst with pride when his son John began to excel at football...

[V with n] He thought his heart would burst with grief. [Also V]

8) VERB When a firework or bomb bursts in the air, it explodes.

Hundreds of fireworks burst simultaneously in midair...

Every now and then you hear some bombs bursting.

Syn:
9) N-COUNT: usu N of n A burst of something is a sudden short period of it.

...a burst of machine-gun fire...

It is easier to cope with short bursts of activity than with prolonged exercise...

The current flows in little bursts.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР
Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Burst — may refer to: *Burst mode, a mode of operation where events occur in rapid succession **Burst transmission, a term in telecommunications **Burst switching, a feature of some packet switched networks **Bursting, a signaling mode of neurons*Burst… …   Wikipedia

  • Burst — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Burst Información personal Origen Kristinehamn  Suecia …   Wikipedia Español

  • Burst — Burst, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Burst}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bursting}. The past participle bursten is obsolete.] [OE. bersten, bresten, AS. berstan (pers. sing. berste, imp. sing. b[ae]rst, imp. pl. burston, p. p. borsten); akin to D. bersten, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burst — Burst, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Burst}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bursting}. The past participle bursten is obsolete.] [OE. bersten, bresten, AS. berstan (pers. sing. berste, imp. sing. b[ae]rst, imp. pl. burston, p. p. borsten); akin to D. bersten, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burst! — is a client for the BitTorrent protocol.Burst! uses a modified version of the original python client as the back end, and replaces the front end with a native Win32 application, which has a smaller memory footprint, due to replacing the wxPython… …   Wikipedia

  • Burst — Burst …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Burst — (b[^u]rst), v. t. 1. To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors. [1913 Webster] My breast I ll… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Burst — Burst, n. 1. A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration. [1913 Webster] Bursts of fox hunting melody. W. Irving. [1913 Webster] 2. Any brief,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • burst — [bʉrst] vi. burst, bursting [ME bresten, bersten < OE berstan & ON bresta, both < IE base * bhres , to burst, break, crack] 1. to come apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure; fly into pieces; break open or out; explode 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • Burst — bezeichnet einen Berggipfel in der Schweiz, siehe Burst (Berg); eine Teilgemeinde des belgischen Erpe Mere, siehe Burst (Flandern) vom englischen Begriff für: „Ausbruch“, „Platzen“ oder „Häufung“ allgemein das mehrfache, gebündelte Auftreten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Burst — 〈[bœ:st] m. 6〉 plötzlicher Strahlungsausbruch der Sonne im Radiowellenbereich durch eine Sonneneruption [zu engl. burst „bersten, zerplatzen“] * * * Burst   [bəːst; englisch »Ausbruch«] der, (s)/ s,    1) Astronomie: Strahlungsausbruch, kurz… …   Universal-Lexikon

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”