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noun [countable] burst pronunciation in American English /bɜrst/
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singularburst
pluralbursts
  1. 1
    an act of bursting
    a leak caused by a burst in a water pipe
  2. 2
    a sudden strong emotion that you feel for a short time
    burst of: Stephen felt a sudden burst of indignation.
    1. a.
      a sudden short period of noise
      bursts of machine-gun fire
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    2. b.
      a short period in which you do something with a lot of energy or effort
      After an initial burst of enthusiasm, she lost interest in her job.
      short bursts of intense activity

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