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BURST, v.i. pret. and pp. burst. The old participle bursten is nearly obsolete.

1. To fly or break open with force, or with sudden violence; to suffer a violent disruption. The peculiar force of this word is, in expressing a sudden rupture, with violence, or expansion, or both. Hence it is generally used to signify the sudden rupture of a thing by internal force,and a liberation from confinement; as, to burst from a prison; the heart bursts with grief.

2. To break away; to spring from; as, to burst from the arms.

3. To come or fall upon suddenly or with violence; to rush upon unexpectedly; as, a sound bursts upon our ears.

4. To issue suddenly, or to come from a hidden or retired place into more open view; as, a river bursts from a valley; a spring bursts from the earth.

5. To break forth into action suddenly; as, to burst into tears.

6. To break or rush in with violence; as, to burst into a house or a room.

It is often followed by an intensive particle; as, out, forth, away, from, or asunder.

BURST, v.t. To break or rend by force or violence; to open suddenly; as, to burst a chain or a door; to burst a cannon.

BURST, n. A sudden disruption; a violent rending; more appropriately, a sudden explosion or shooting forth; as a burst of thunder; a burst of applause, a burst of passion.

1. A rupture, a hernia, or the unnatural protrusion of the contents of the abdomen.

BURST, or BURST'EN, pp. or a. Affected with a rupture or hernia.

BURST, pp. Opened or rent asunder by violence.




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BURST, v.i. pret. and pp. burst. The old participle bursten is nearly obsolete.

1. To fly or break open with force, or with sudden violence; to suffer a violent disruption. The peculiar force of this word is, in expressing a sudden rupture, with violence, or expansion, or both. Hence it is generally used to signify the sudden rupture of a thing by internal force,and a liberation from confinement; as, to burst from a prison; the heart bursts with grief.

2. To break away; to spring from; as, to burst from the arms.

3. To come or fall upon suddenly or with violence; to rush upon unexpectedly; as, a sound bursts upon our ears.

4. To issue suddenly, or to come from a hidden or retired place into more open view; as, a river bursts from a valley; a spring bursts from the earth.

5. To break forth into action suddenly; as, to burst into tears.

6. To break or rush in with violence; as, to burst into a house or a room.

It is often followed by an intensive particle; as, out, forth, away, from, or asunder.

BURST, v.t. To break or rend by force or violence; to open suddenly; as, to burst a chain or a door; to burst a cannon.

BURST, n. A sudden disruption; a violent rending; more appropriately, a sudden explosion or shooting forth; as a burst of thunder; a burst of applause, a burst of passion.

1. A rupture, a hernia, or the unnatural protrusion of the contents of the abdomen.

BURST, or BURST'EN, pp. or a. Affected with a rupture or hernia.

BURST, pp. Opened or rent asunder by violence.


BURST, n.

  1. A sudden disruption; a violent rending; more appropriately, a sudden explosion or shooting forth; as, a burst of thunder; a burst of applause; a burst of passion.
  2. A rupture, a hernia, or the unnatural protrusion of the contents of the abdomen.

BURST, pp.

Opened or rent asunder by violence.


BURST, v.i. [pret. and pp. burst. The old participle bursten is nearly obsolete. Sax. byrstan, burstan; D. barsten; G. bersten; Dan. brister; Sw. brista, to burst. The word bristle seems to belong to burst, denoting a shoot.]

  1. To fly or break open with force, or with sudden violence; to suffer a violent disruption. The peculiar force of this word is, in expressing a sudden rupture, with violence, or expansion, or both. Hence it is generally used to signify the sudden rupture of a thing by internal force, and a liberation from confinement; as, to burst from a prison; the heart bursts with grief. – Milton.
  2. To break away; to spring from; as, to burst from the arms. – Pope.
  3. To come or fall upon suddenly or with violence; to rush upon unexpectedly; as, a sound bursts upon our ears.
  4. To issue suddenly, or to come from a hidden or retired, place into more open view; as, a river bursts from a valley; a spring bursts from the earth.
  5. To break forth into action suddenly; as, to burst into tears.
  6. To break or rush in with violence; as, to burst into house or a room. It is often followed by an intensive particle; as, out, forth away, from, or asunder.

BURST, v.t.

To break or rend by force or violence; to open suddenly; as, to burst a chain or a door; to burst a cannon.


Burst
  1. 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 soon
    Bursting with kindly rupture, forth disclosed
    Their callow young.
    Milton.

    Often used figuratively, as of the heart, in reference to a surcharge of passion, grief, desire, etc.

    No, no, my heart will burst, an if I speak:
    And I will speak, that so my heart may burst.
    Shak.

  2. 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.
    Shak.

  3. 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.
    W. Irving.

  4. 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.
    Milton.

    And now you burst (ah cruel!) from my arms.
    Pope.

    A resolved villain
    Whose bowels suddenly burst out.
    Shak.

    We were the first that ever burst
    Into that silent sea.
    Coleridge.

    To burst upon him like an earthquake.
    Goldsmith.

  5. To break.

    [Obs.]

    You will not pay for the glasses you have burst?
    Shak.

    He burst his lance against the sand below.
    Fairfax (Tasso).

  6. Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
  7. To produce as an effect of bursting; as, to burst a hole through the wall.

    Bursting charge. See under Charge.

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

    [R.] "A fine burst of country." Jane Austen.
  9. A rupture or hernia; a breach.
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Burst

BURST, verb intransitive preterit tense and participle passive burst The old participle bursten is nearly obsolete.

1. To fly or break open with force, or with sudden violence; to suffer a violent disruption. The peculiar force of this word is, in expressing a sudden rupture, with violence, or expansion, or both. Hence it is generally used to signify the sudden rupture of a thing by internal force, and a liberation from confinement; as, to burst from a prison; the heart bursts with grief.

2. To break away; to spring from; as, to burst from the arms.

3. To come or fall upon suddenly or with violence; to rush upon unexpectedly; as, a sound bursts upon our ears.

4. To issue suddenly, or to come from a hidden or retired place into more open view; as, a river bursts from a valley; a spring bursts from the earth.

5. To break forth into action suddenly; as, to burst into tears.

6. To break or rush in with violence; as, to burst into a house or a room.

It is often followed by an intensive particle; as, out, forth, away, from, or asunder.

BURST, verb transitive To break or rend by force or violence; to open suddenly; as, to burst a chain or a door; to burst a cannon.

BURST, noun A sudden disruption; a violent rending; more appropriately, a sudden explosion or shooting forth; as a burst of thunder; a burst of applause, a burst of passion.

1. A rupture, a hernia, or the unnatural protrusion of the contents of the abdomen.

BURST, or BURST'EN, participle passive or adjective Affected with a rupture or hernia.

BURST, participle passive Opened or rent asunder by violence.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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