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Burst vs. Bursted — Which is Correct Spelling?

Burst vs. Bursted — Which is Correct Spelling?

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Burst Definitions

Break open or apart suddenly and violently, especially as a result of an impact or internal pressure
The dam burst after days of torrential rain
One of the balloons burst
Issue suddenly and uncontrollably
The words burst from him in an angry rush
Suddenly begin doing or producing something
The aircraft burst into flames
She burst into tears
Sophie burst out laughing
Separate (continuous stationery) into single sheets.
An instance of breaking or splitting as a result of internal pressure or puncturing; an explosion
The mortar bursts were further away than before
A sudden brief outbreak
A burst of activity
Bursts of laughter
A period of continuous and intense effort
He sailed 474 miles in one 24-hour burst
To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure.
To explode.
To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open
The sacks were bursting with grain.
To emerge, come forth, or arrive suddenly
Burst out of the door.
To come apart or seem to come apart because of overwhelming emotion
Thought his heart would burst with happiness.
To give sudden utterance or expression
Burst out laughing.
Burst into tears.
To cause to burst
Burst the balloon.
To exert strong pressure in order to force (something) open.
To separate (a continuous form or printout) into individual sheets.
The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
The number of bullets fired from an automatic weapon by one pull of the trigger.
A volley of bullets fired from an automatic weapon
The machine gunner fired a quick burst.
A sudden, intense display of activity or emotion
A burst of excitement from the crowd when the concert started.
An abrupt, intense increase; a rush
A burst of speed.
Fitful bursts of wind.
A period of intense activity
“I write in very short bursts—10 or 15 minutes” (Zoe Heller).
(intransitive) To break from internal pressure.
I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst.
(transitive) To cause to break from internal pressure.
I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much.
To cause to break by any means.
(transitive) To separate (printer paper) at perforation lines.
I printed the report on form-feed paper, then burst the sheets.
(intransitive) To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.
(intransitive) To erupt; to change state suddenly as if bursting.
The flowers burst into bloom on the first day of spring.
(transitive) To produce as an effect of bursting.
To burst a hole through the wall
(transitive) To interrupt suddenly in a violent or explosive manner; to shatter.
An act or instance of bursting.
The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.
A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.
A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.
(military) The explosion of a bomb or missile.
A ground burst; a surface burst
(archaic) A drinking spree.
To fly apart or in pieces; of break open; to yield to force or pressure, especially to a sudden and violent exertion of force, or to pressure from within; to explode; as, the boiler had burst; the buds will burst in spring.
From the egg that soonBursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosedTheir callow young.
No, no, my heart will burst, an if I speak:And I will speak, that so my heart may burst.
To exert force or pressure by which something is made suddenly to give way; to break through obstacles or limitations; hence, to appear suddenly and unexpectedly or unaccountably, or to depart in such manner; - usually with some qualifying adverb or preposition, as forth, out, away, into, upon, through, etc.
Tears, such as angels weep, burst forth.
And now you burst (ah cruel!) from my arms.
A resolved villainWhose bowels suddenly burst out.
We were the first that ever burstInto that silent sea.
To burst upon him like an earthquake.
To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly; as, to burst a cannon; to burst a blood vessel; to burst open the doors.
My breast I'll burst with straining of my courage.
To break.
You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
He burst his lance against the sand below.
To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.
A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion; a burst of inspiration.
Bursts of fox-hunting melody.
Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
A rupture or hernia; a breach.
The act of exploding or bursting something;
The explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
The burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
Rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms;
Our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise
A sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);
A burst of applause
A fit of housecleaning
A sudden violent happening;
An outburst of heavy rain
A burst of lightning
Break open or apart suddenly;
The bubble burst
Force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up;
Break into tears
Erupt in anger
Burst outward, usually with noise;
The champagne bottle exploded
Move suddenly, energetically, or violently;
He burst out of the house into the cool night
Be in a state of movement or action;
The room abounded with screaming children
The garden bristled with toddlers
Emerge suddenly;
The sun burst into view
Cause to burst;
The ice broke the pipe
Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully;
The dam burst
Suddenly and violently broken open especially from internal pressure (`busted' is an informal term for `burst');
A burst balloon
Burst pipes
Burst seams
A ruptured appendix
A busted balloon

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