Translation of burst in Spanish:
intransitive verb past tense & past participle burst
- 1(balloon/tire)reventarse(pipe)romperse(dam)romperse(storm)to burst open (door/suitcase)desatarsedesencadenarseabrirse de golpeExample sentences
- It swells considerably and has to be pricked with a needle to release the internal pressure and avoid bursting.
- Hoses that burst apart under pressure, or leaked copiously, were another problem faced by fire fighters.
- The pain and agony she kept within her ruptured forth, much like an overflowing dam that finally burst under excruciating pressure.
- Frost expands the water in clay soils, which bursts the heavy clods apart.
- The authority might be able to take some measures to cut the risk of properties being inundated when the beck bursts its banks, a leading councillor has revealed.
- This is in sharp contrast to the rainy season, when the raging water yearly bursts its banks and floods thousands of houses near the river.
- 2 (move suddenly) (+ adverb complement) they burst into the roomhe burst out from behind the bush and …irrumpieron en la habitación [formal]they burst out of the roomde repente salió de entre los arbustos y …the news burst upon an unsuspecting worldsalieron de la habitación precipitadamentethe realization burst upon mela noticia cayó como una bomba sobre un mundo que no se la esperabaa demonstrator burst through the police cordonde pronto or de repente me di cuentaun manifestante rompió el cordón policial
transitive verb past tense & past participle burst
- 1 1.1 (short surge) See examples: a burst of applausea burst of activityuna salva de aplausosa burst of inspirationun arrebato or arranque de actividadinspiration comes in burstsun ramalazo de inspiracióna burst of energyla inspiración viene en oleadasthere was a burst of laughter from the table in the cornerun arranque de energíathat final burst earned him a bronze medalse oyeron carcajadas en la mesa del rincón1.2 (of gunfire)ese esfuerzo final le valió la medalla de bronceExample sentences
- A sudden burst of laughter was heard as David almost fell down.
- A sudden burst of laughter spurted out of Leanne's mouth and the group joined along.
- He uses sonic cues and sudden bursts of noise (laughter, yelling, the blast of a gun) to suggest and confirm the nature of the story.
- 2 2.1 (rupture — of pipe)(— of tire) (British English)2.2 (explosion)Example sentences
- She jumps when the small explosive bursts, splitting the wood in half as intended, and Ted smiles, laughs, and then walks her through the process again.
- A burst of force broke the ground next to them, and a huge, snake-like creature sprouted above ground.
- The blast was followed by smaller grenade explosions and bursts of automatic fire that lasted for several minutes.
- don't come bursting in like that: knock first!
- to burst into tears
- 1.1 (cry) See examples: you're lying!, she burst out suddenly
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In some Andean countries, particularly Chile, onces is a light meal eaten between five and six p.m., the equivalent of "afternoon tea" in Britain. In Colombia, on the other hand, onces is a light snack eaten between breakfast and lunch. It is also known as mediasnueves.