Textual thesaurus for "burst"

(noun) explosion

the act of exploding or bursting

the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children; the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft

(noun) fit

a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)

a burst of applause; a fit of housecleaning

(noun) fusillade, salvo, volley

rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms

our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

(noun) flare-up, outburst

a sudden intense happening

an outburst of heavy rain; a burst of lightning

(verb) explode

burst outward, usually with noise

The champagne bottle exploded

(verb) break open, split

come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

The bubble burst

(verb) bust

break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

The dam burst

(verb) erupt, break

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up

break into tears; erupt in anger

(verb) collapse

cause to burst

The ice broke the pipe

(verb) bristle, abound

be in a state of movement or action

The room abounded with screaming children; The garden bristled with toddlers