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Synonyms of burst in English:


  • 1 one balloon burst
    split open, rupture, break, tear
  • 2 a shell burst in the distance
  • 3 water burst through the hole
    break, erupt, surge, gush, rush, stream, flow, pour, spill;
    spout, spurt, jet, spew
  • 4 he burst into the room
    barge, charge, plunge, plow, hurtle, career, careen, rush, dash, tear
  • 5 they burst into tears
    break out in, launch into, erupt in, have a fit of
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  • 1 mortar bursts
    explosion, detonation, blast, eruption, bang
  • 2 a burst of gunfire
    volley, salvo, fusillade, barrage, discharge;
    hail, rain
  • 3 a burst of activity
    outbreak, eruption, flare-up, blaze, attack, fit, rush, gale, storm, surge, upsurge, spurt
  • Phrases

    burst out
    “I don't care!” she burst out
    exclaim, blurt, cry, shout, yell
    dated ejaculate
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