Synonyms for 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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