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1 burst /ˈbɚst/ verb
bursts; burst also bursted; bursting
1 burst
/ˈbɚst/
verb
bursts; burst also bursted; bursting
Learner's definition of BURST
[no object] : to break open or into pieces in a sudden and violent way
[+ object] : to cause (something) to break open or into pieces
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] : to come or go very quickly and suddenly
◊ To burst onto/on/upon the scene is to suddenly become very well known.
[+ object] of a river, stream, etc. : to flow over the surrounding land because of a flood

be bursting

: to be filled with something
: to want very much to do (something you are not yet able to do)
British, informal : to need to urinate very badly

be bursting at the seams

: to be very full or crowded

burst into

[phrasal verb]
burst into (something)
: to begin to produce or do (something) suddenly

burst out

[phrasal verb]
burst out (doing something) : to begin (doing something) suddenly
burst out (something) : to say (something) suddenly

burst someone's bubble

see 1bubble

fit to burst

see 1fit
2 burst /ˈbɚst/ noun
plural bursts
2 burst
/ˈbɚst/
noun
plural bursts
Learner's definition of BURST
[count]
: a short period of producing or doing something that begins suddenly
often + of
: an act of breaking open or into pieces : the result of something breaking open or into pieces
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