Synonyms of burst
1 explodeDictionary • The driver lost control when a tyre burst. • She burst the balloon with a pin.
break • He fell through the window, breaking the glass.
split • In a severe gale the ship split in two.
crack • A gas main had cracked under my neighbour's garage.
shatter • Safety glass won't shatter if it's broken.
fragment • It's an exploded fracture – the bones have fragmented.
rupture • Tanks can rupture and burn in a collision.
2 rushDictionary • Water burst through the dam and flooded their villages.
rush • Water rushes out of huge tunnels.
run • cisterns to catch rainwater as it ran off the walls
pour • Blood was pouring from his broken nose.
jet • A cloud of white smoke jetted out from the trees.
surge • The crowd surged out from the church.
spill • When the bell rings, more than 1,000 children spill from the classrooms.
cascade • A waterfall cascades down the cliff from the hills.
spout • In a storm, water spouts out of the blowhole just like a whale.
3 bargeDictionary • Gunmen burst into his home and opened fire.
charge • He charged into the room.
rush • Someone inside the building rushed out.
tear • The door flew open and she tore into the room.
plunge • I plunged forward, calling her name.
dash • Suddenly she dashed out into the garden.
hurtle • A pretty young girl came hurtling down the stairs.
1 rushDictionary • short bursts of activity
rush • A rush of affection swept over him.
surge • He was overcome by a sudden surge of jealousy.
fit • I broke into a fit of giggles.
outbreak • an outbreak of violence involving hundreds of youths
outburst • an outburst of anger
spate • an incomprehensible spate of words
gush • I heard a gush of water.
torrent • A torrent of water rushed into the reservoir.
spurt • I flushed bright red as a spurt of anger flashed through me.
outpouring • The news of his death produced an instant outpouring of grief.
2 explosionDictionary • a burst of machine-gun fire
explosion • Three people were killed in a bomb explosion in London today.
crack • Suddenly there was a loud crack and glass flew into the air.
blast • 250 people were killed in the blast.
bang • I heard four or five loud bangs.
discharge • Where firearms are kept at home, the risk of accidental discharge is high.
IDIOM:▷ burst into tears
PHRASAL VERB:▷ burst out
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bangA bang is a sudden loud noise such as the noise of an explosion.
• I heard four or five loud bangs.
blastA blast is a big explosion, especially one caused by a bomb.
• 250 people were killed in the blast.
Thesaurus for burst from the Collins English Thesaurus
to break or cause to break open or apart suddenly and noisily, esp from internal pressure; explode