- "a burst of lightning"
- "an outburst of heavy rain"
- "the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft"
a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
- "a burst of applause"
(Cause to) break apart suddenly; issue forth forcibly break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
- "The dam burst"
- "The champagne bottle burst."
- "The bubbles burst."
Move energetically or violently.
- "The stock burst upward following the news."
- "She was so overcome that she burst into tears."
move suddenly, energetically, or violently
- "He burst out of the house into the cool night"
- "The sun burst into view"
- ryta fram
suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure; (`busted' is an informal term for `burst' as in "a busted balloon")
- "burst pipes"
- "a burst balloon"
- "burst seams"