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noun [countable]     burst pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    a sudden strong emotion that you feel for a short time
    burst of:

    Stephen felt a sudden burst of indignation.

    1. 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.

  2. 2
    an act of bursting

    a leak caused by a burst in a water pipe

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