burst

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
burst

Third person singular
bursts

Simple past
burst

Past participle
burst

Present participle
bursting

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If something bursts, it breaks open because of pressure from the inside.
    I was driving west on the highway, when my front left tire burst.
    When the bell rang, the school door burst open and the children came out running.
  2. The past tense and past participle of burst.

Noun[change]

Singular
burst

Plural
bursts

  1. An explosion or blast.
    There was a burst of laughter from the audience when the clown slipped on the banana peel.
    A burst of brilliant music greeted the newlyweds when they walked into the ball room.