- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM burstnon·burst·ing, adjective, nounun·burst, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH burstburst , bust
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How to use burst in a sentence
Astrophysicists had thought that if a magnetar ever exploded, it would release one of the highest bursts of energy ever seen in the universe.Exploding neutron star proves to be energy standout of the cosmos|Lisa Grossman|February 12, 2021|Science News For Students
If you’re active in short bursts, a reusable, chemically activated option might be right for you.Best hand warmers: Block the chill during your favorite winter activities|PopSci Commerce Team|February 10, 2021|Popular-Science
Another line of evidence against a sudden lake burst is that “there were no lakes of any size visible” in the satellite images taken over the region.Three things to know about the disastrous flood in India|Carolyn Gramling|February 9, 2021|Science News
Apart from the occasional burst of energy, which propels me through a flurry of cooking, the joy has seeped from my kitchen.Love, Loneliness, and the Chicken in My Freezer|Elazar Sontag|February 9, 2021|Eater
Maryland responded, building a six-point advantage, but Ohio State followed the same script with a quick burst of three-pointers and led 35-30 by halftime.Maryland misses a chance to boost its NCAA tournament hopes with a loss to No. 4 Ohio State|Emily Giambalvo|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
The gunman then burst from the restaurant and fled down the street with the other man.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown|Michael Daly|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.My Week on Jewish Tinder|Emily Shire|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“So, about good for one tactical burst,” the first Air Force official said.New U.S. Stealth Jet Can’t Fire Its Gun Until 2019|Dave Majumdar|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
People will always scratch and save if a sudden burst of unrestrained pleasure can be purchased.How Dickens and Scrooge Saved Christmas|Clive Irving|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was in the bathroom, perhaps trying to flush some pot down the toilet, when a cop burst in.‘I Can’t Breathe!’ ‘I Can’t Breathe!’ A Moral Indictment of Cop Culture|Michael Daly|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
After a moment's silence, the cavaliers both burst into a gay laugh.
A burst of indignation within seemed to do more for him than the outward buffetings.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Some hidden magnetism burst from him like an aura, and his cold pasty face and light gray eyes flamed into positive beauty.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
It burst upon them ere long with awful fury and grandeur, the elements warring with incredible vehemence.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne