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burstverb [I/T]

 us   /bɜrst/ (past tense and past participle burst)
to break open or apart suddenly, or to cause something to break open or apart: [I] Fireworks burst across the night sky. [T] I thought I might have burst a blood vessel. fig. A person who is bursting is extremely eager or enthusiastic: [I] I was bursting with excitement.

burstnoun [C]

 us   /bɜrst/
a sudden, brief increase in something, or a short appearance of something: With a burst of speed, the horse won easily.
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