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Burst vs. Explode

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Burstnoun

An instance of, or the act of bursting.

‘The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.’;

Explodeverb

(transitive) To destroy with an explosion.

‘The assassin exploded the car by means of a car bomb.’;

Burstnoun

A sudden, often intense, expression, manifestation or display.

Explodeverb

(transitive) To destroy violently or abruptly.

‘They sought to explode the myth.’;

Burstnoun

A series of shots fired from an automatic firearm.

Explodeverb

(transitive) To create an exploded view of.

‘Explode the assembly drawing so that all the fasteners are visible.’;

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Burstverb

(intransitive) To break from internal pressure.

‘I blew the balloon up too much, and it burst.’;

Explodeverb

To disprove or debunk.

Burstverb

(transitive) To cause to break from internal pressure.

‘I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much.’;

Explodeverb

(intransitive) To blast, to blow up, to burst, to detonate, to go off.

‘The bomb explodes.’;

Burstverb

To cause to break by any means.

Explodeverb

To make a violent or emotional outburst.

‘She exploded when I criticised her hat.’;

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Burstverb

(transitive) To separate formfeed at perforation lines.

‘I printed the report on formfeed paper then burst the sheets.’;

Explodeverb

To break (a delimited string of text) into several smaller strings by removing the separators.

Burstverb

(intransitive) To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly.

Explodeverb

To decompress (data) that was previously imploded.

Burstverb

(transitive) To produce as an effect of bursting.

‘to burst a hole through the wall’;

Explodeverb

To become suddenly expanded into a great volume of gas or vapor; to burst violently into flame; as, gunpowder explodes.

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Burstverb

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.’;

Explodeverb

To burst with force and a loud report; to detonate, as a shell filled with powder or the like material, or as a boiler from too great pressure of steam.

Burstverb

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.’;

Explodeverb

To burst forth with sudden violence and noise; as, at this, his wrath exploded.

Burstverb

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.’;

Explodeverb

To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.

‘Him old and youngExploded, and seized with violent hands.’;

Burstverb

To break.

‘You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?’; ‘He burst his lance against the sand below.’;

Explodeverb

To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.

‘Old exploded contrivances of mercantile fraud.’; ‘To explode and exterminate dark atheism.’;

Burstverb

To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.

Explodeverb

To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.

Burstnoun

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.’;

Explodeverb

To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.

‘But late the kindled powder did explodeThe massy ball and the brass tube unload.’;

Burstnoun

Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.

Explodeverb

cause to explode;

‘We exploded the nuclear bomb’;

Burstnoun

A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.

Explodeverb

burst outward, usually with noise;

‘The champagne bottle exploded’;

Burstnoun

A rupture or hernia; a breach.

Explodeverb

show a violent emotional reaction;

‘The boss exploded when he heard of the resignation of the secretary’;

Burstnoun

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’;

Explodeverb

be unleashed; burst forth with violence or noise;

‘His anger exploded’;

Burstnoun

rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms;

‘our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise’;

Explodeverb

destroy by exploding;

‘The enemy exploded the bridge’;

Burstnoun

a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason);

‘a burst of applause’; ‘a fit of housecleaning’;

Explodeverb

cause to burst as a result of air pressure; of stop consonants like /p/, /t/, and /k/

Burstnoun

a sudden violent happening;

‘an outburst of heavy rain’; ‘a burst of lightning’;

Explodeverb

drive from the stage by noisy disapproval

Burstverb

break open or apart suddenly;

‘The bubble burst’;

Explodeverb

show (a theory or claim) to be baseless, or refute and make obsolete

Burstverb

force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up;

‘break into tears’; ‘erupt in anger’;

Explodeverb

increase rapidly and in an uncontrolled manner;

‘The population of India is exploding’; ‘The island's rodent population irrupted’;

Burstverb

burst outward, usually with noise;

‘The champagne bottle exploded’;

Burstverb

move suddenly, energetically, or violently;

‘He burst out of the house into the cool night’;

Burstverb

be in a state of movement or action;

‘The room abounded with screaming children’; ‘The garden bristled with toddlers’;

Burstverb

emerge suddenly;

‘The sun burst into view’;

Burstverb

cause to burst;

‘The ice broke the pipe’;

Burstverb

break open or apart suddenly and forcefully;

‘The dam burst’;

Burstadjective

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’;

Burstverb

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’;

Burstverb

cause to burst

‘the swollen river was expected to burst its banks’; ‘he burst the balloon’;

Burstverb

be so full as almost to break open

‘the wardrobe was bursting with piles of clothes’;

Burstverb

feel a very strong or irrepressible emotion or impulse

‘he was bursting with joy and excitement’; ‘she was bursting to say something’;

Burstverb

issue suddenly and uncontrollably

‘the words burst from him in an angry rush’;

Burstverb

open suddenly and forcibly

‘a door burst open and a girl raced out’;

Burstverb

move suddenly and violently

‘she burst on to the British art scene in 1985’; ‘he burst into the room without knocking’;

Burstverb

suddenly begin doing or producing something

‘the aircraft burst into flames’; ‘she burst into tears’; ‘Sophie burst out laughing’;

Burstverb

separate (continuous stationery) into single sheets.

Burstnoun

an instance of breaking or splitting as a result of internal pressure or puncturing; an explosion

‘the mortar bursts were further away than before’;

Burstnoun

a sudden brief outbreak

‘a burst of activity’; ‘bursts of laughter’;

Burstnoun

a sudden issuing forth

‘her breath was coming in short bursts’;

Burstnoun

a period of continuous and intense effort

‘he sailed 474 miles in one 24-hour burst’;

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