Burst vs. Bursted

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  • Burst (noun)

    An instance of, or the act of bursting.

    “The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.”

  • Burst (noun)

    A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.

  • Burst (noun)

    A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.

  • Burst (verb)

    To break from internal pressure.

    “I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst.”

  • Burst (verb)

    To cause to break from internal pressure.

    “I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much.”

  • Burst (verb)

    To cause to break by any means.

  • Burst (verb)

    To separate formfeed at perforation lines.

    “I printed the report on formfeed paper then burst the sheets.”

  • Burst (verb)

    To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.

  • Burst (verb)

    To produce as an effect of bursting.

    “to burst a hole through the wall”

  • Bursted (verb)

    simple past tense and past participle of burst

  • Burst (verb)

    break open or apart suddenly and violently, especially as a result of an impact or internal pressure

    “the dam burst after days of torrential rain”

    “one of the balloons burst”

  • Burst (verb)

    cause to burst

    “the swollen river was expected to burst its banks”

    “he burst the balloon”

  • Burst (verb)

    be so full as almost to break open

    “the wardrobe was bursting with piles of clothes”

  • Burst (verb)

    feel a very strong or irrepressible emotion or impulse

    “he was bursting with joy and excitement”

    “she was bursting to say something”

  • Burst (verb)

    issue suddenly and uncontrollably

    “the words burst from him in an angry rush”

  • Burst (verb)

    open suddenly and forcibly

    “a door burst open and a girl raced out”

  • Burst (verb)

    move suddenly and violently

    “she burst on to the British art scene in 1985”

    “he burst into the room without knocking”

  • Burst (verb)

    suddenly begin doing or producing something

    “the aircraft burst into flames”

    “she burst into tears”

    “Sophie burst out laughing”

  • Burst (verb)

    separate (continuous stationery) into single sheets.

  • Burst (noun)

    an instance of breaking or splitting as a result of internal pressure or puncturing; an explosion

    “the mortar bursts were further away than before”

  • Burst (noun)

    a sudden brief outbreak

    “a burst of activity”

    “bursts of laughter”

  • Burst (noun)

    a sudden issuing forth

    “her breath was coming in short bursts”

  • Burst (noun)

    a period of continuous and intense effort

    “he sailed 474 miles in one 24-hour burst”

Oxford Dictionary

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