burst


burst (http://definr.com/burst)

     adj : suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal
           pressure; "a burst balloon"; "burst pipes"; "burst
           seams"; "a ruptured appendix"; (`busted' is an informal
           term for `burst' as in "a busted balloon") [syn: ruptured,
            busted]
     n 1: the act of exploding or bursting something; "the explosion
          of the firecrackers awoke the children"; "the burst of
          an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft" [syn: explosion]
     2: rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms; "our fusillade
        from the left flank caught them by surprise" [syn: fusillade,
         salvo, volley]
     3: a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);
        "a burst of applause"; "a fit of housecleaning" [syn: fit]
     4: a sudden violent happening; "an outburst of heavy rain"; "a
        burst of lightning" [syn: outburst, flare-up]
     v 1: break open or apart suddenly; "The bubble burst" [syn: split,
           break open]
     2: force out or release suddenly and often violently something
        pent up; "break into tears"; "erupt in anger" [syn: break,
         erupt]
     3: burst outward, usually with noise; "The champagne bottle
        exploded" [syn: explode] [ant: implode]
     4: move suddenly, energetically, or violently; "He burst out of
        the house into the cool night"
     5: be in a state of movement or action; "The room abounded with
        screaming children"; "The garden bristled with toddlers"
        [syn: abound, bristle]
     6: emerge suddenly; "The sun burst into view"
     7: cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe" [syn: collapse]
     8: break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
        [syn: bust]