verb (used without object), burst or, often, burst·ed, burst·ing.
verb (used with object), burst or, often, burst·ed, burst·ing.
- the explosion of a projectile, especially in a specified place: an air burst.
- a rapid sequence of shots fired by one pull on the trigger of an automatic weapon: A burst from the machine gun shattered all the windows.
Origin of burst
Related formsnon·burst·ing, adjective, nounun·burst, adjective
Examples from the Web for burst
The gunman then burst from the restaurant and fled down the street with the other man.
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.
A burst of machine-gun fire blew off the wall of a nearby building—the commandos were approaching.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, as a result, an interesting and important text has burst out of the archives and into public consciousness.
And bonus points for the school bus that burst into flames with the comic timing of a Simpsons gag.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But at this moment noise and smoke seemed to burst out on every side; the officer shouted to him to sound Retire!Children's Literature|Charles Madison Curry
He burst into a paroxysm of self-applausive mirth over his joke, in which a couple of satellites near at hand joined.Little Miss Grouch|Samuel Hopkins Adams
Had I known all that must befall me, before my eyes beheld that scene again, I think indeed that it would have burst.Montezuma's Daughter|H. Rider Haggard
To my surprise the question provoked a burst of anger from the salesman.Adventures of Sherlock Holmes|A. Conan Doyle
He burst in upon her to declare his love, as if it were a question of firing the first shot on a field of battle.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac