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
British Dictionary definitions for burst at the seams
verb bursts, bursting or burst
Derived Formsburster, noun
Word Origin for burst
Idioms and Phrases with burst at the seams
burst at the seams
Be filled to or beyond normal capacity. For example, On her wedding day the church was bursting at the seams, or That was a wonderful meal, but I'm bursting at the seams. This expression alludes to rupturing the seams of a garment too tight for the wearer and is generally used hyperbolically. Also see come apart at the seams.