burst

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noun
ADJECTIVE
short

a short burst of energy

sudden

a sudden burst of enthusiasm

quick, rapid

a rapid burst of gunfire

occasional
initial
final
single
explosive, intense

an intense burst of anger

great, huge
PREPOSITION
in bursts

He works in short bursts.

burst of
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verb
ADVERB
suddenly
almost, nearly
finally
apart (esp. BrE), forth, out

There was a danger that the engine would burst apart.

VERB + BURST
be about to, be going to, be ready to

My whole head felt ready to burst.

PREPOSITION
out of

I felt as though my heart would burst out of my chest.

with (figurative)

He felt he would burst with anger.

PHRASAL VERB
burst into sth
ADVERB
suddenly
immediately, instantly, promptly

She took one look at the mess and promptly burst into tears.

VERB + BURST INTO
be about to, be going to, be ready to

He was just about to burst into song.

Burst is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑abscess, ↑appendix, ↑balloon, ↑blood vessel, ↑bubble, ↑bud, ↑dam, ↑lung, ↑mortar, ↑pipe, ↑shell, ↑tyre
Burst is used with these nouns as the object: ↑balloon, ↑bank, ↑blood vessel, ↑bubble, ↑tyre

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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