a rapid breaking forth a violent rending an explosion as an explosion of thunder a rush of applause a burst of enthusiasm a burst of determination
- to split or rend by violence as by an overcharge or by stress or pressure esp from within to make open out of the blue concerning burst a cannon to burst a blood vessel to burst available the doorways
- To travel aside or perhaps in pieces of break ready to accept produce to force or stress specifically to a-sudden and violent exertion of power or to stress from within to explode whilst the boiler had burst the buds will burst in springtime
- cause to-burst
- take circumstances of action or activity
- move unexpectedly, energetically, or violently
- emerge out of the blue
- force out or launch out of the blue and often violently something stored
- break available or apart instantly and forcefully
- burst outward, usually with sound
- come open all of a sudden and violently, just as if from internal pressure
- a sudden extreme occurring
- the work of exploding or bursting
- a rapid flurry of task (usually for no obvious reason)
- quick simultaneous release of firearms
- of Burst
- To travel apart or in pieces; of break available; to produce to force or pressure, specially to a sudden and violent exertion of power, or to pressure from within; to explode; because, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
- To use force or force where something is made instantly to provide method; to-break through hurdles or restrictions; for this reason, to look out of the blue and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to leave in these types of fashion; -- often with qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
- to split or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or force, esp. from within; to make open suddenly; since, to rush a cannon; to-burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doorways.
- to split.
- To produce as an effect of bursting; since, to-burst an opening through the wall surface.
- an abrupt breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of enthusiasm; a rush of determination.
- Any quick, violent effort or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of rate.
- A sudden orifice, since landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
- A rupture or hernia; a breach.
Old English berstan (intransitive) "break instantly, shatter under pressure" (class III strong verb; past anxious b
- 1610s, "act of bursting," from burst (v.). Indicating "a spurt" (of task, etc.) is from 1862. The earlier noun berst (early center English) required "damage, damage, damage."
A block of data sent all at one time. For instance, a computer or other computer system device may watch for a buffer to be high in information and for a certain time before bursting the data to another location.
(imp. & p. p.) of Burst
- (v. i.) To fly apart or perhaps in pieces; of break available; to produce to force or pressure, particularly to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to stress from within; to explode; because, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in springtime.
- (v. i.) To exert force or stress in which one thing is made all of a sudden to offer way; to split through obstacles or restrictions; ergo, to look all of a sudden and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart such manner; -- frequently with qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
- (v. t.) To split or rend by assault, as by an overcharge or by strain or stress, esp. from within; to make open instantly; as, to-burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst available the doors.
- (v. t.) To break.
- (v. t.) To create as a result of bursting; since, to burst a hole through wall surface.
- (letter.) An abrupt breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of enthusiasm; a burst of inspiration.
- (n.) Any brief, violent exertion or work; a spurt; since, a burst of speed.
- (letter.) A rapid orifice, at the time of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
- (n.) A rupture or hernia; a breach.
Clutching her breast to keep herself from choking, Sonya, pale and trembling with fear and agitation, sat down in an armchair and burst into tears.