from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure.
- intransitive v. To explode.
- intransitive v. To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open: The sacks were bursting with grain.
- intransitive v. To emerge, come forth, or arrive suddenly: burst out of the door.
- intransitive v. To come apart or seem to come apart because of overwhelming emotion: thought his heart would burst with happiness.
- intransitive v. To give sudden utterance or expression: burst out laughing; burst into tears.
- transitive v. To cause to burst: burst the balloon. See Synonyms at break.
- transitive v. To exert strong pressure in order to force (something) open.
- transitive v. To separate (a continuous form or printout) into individual sheets.
- n. A sudden outbreak or outburst; an explosion.
- n. The result of bursting, especially the explosion of a projectile or bomb on impact or in the air.
- n. The number of bullets fired from an automatic weapon by one pull of the trigger.
- n. A volley of bullets fired from an automatic weapon: The machine gunner fired a quick burst.
- n. An abrupt, intense increase; a rush: a burst of speed; fitful bursts of wind.
- n. A period of intense activity: "I write in very short bursts—10 or 15 minutes” ( Zoe Heller).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instance of, or the act of bursting.
- v. To break from internal pressure.
- v. To cause to break from internal pressure.
- v. To separate formfeed at perforation lines
- v. To enter or exit hurriedly and unexpectedly..
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sudden breaking forth; a violent rending; an explosion.
- n. Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt.
- n. A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse.
- n. A rupture or hernia; a breach.
- intransitive v. 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.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To break or rend by violence, as by an overcharge or by strain or pressure, esp. from within; to force open suddenly.
- transitive v. To break.
- transitive v. To produce as an effect of bursting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fly or break open as an effect of internal forces and with sudden violence; suffer a violent disruption; explode.
- Hence—2. Figuratively, to break or give way from violent pain or emotion: as, my head will burst; her heart burst with grief.
- To come or go suddenly; rush: as, the enemy in an instant burst upon us.
- To rend by force or violence (that which confines or retains); open suddenly and violently; cause to explode: as, to burst one's bonds; to burst a cannon.
- To break, in general.
- Synonyms (intransitive verb and t.) To split, separate, rend, tear.
- In pin-pool billiards, to go beyond a score of 31; in ball-pool, to smash at the pyramid.
- n. A sudden disruption; a violent rending.
- n. A sudden explosion or shooting forth; a rush; an out-burst: as, a burst of applause; a burst of passion; “burst of thunder,”
- n. A rupture; a hernia.
- n. 4. A smart race; a spurt.
- n. A sudden opening to sight or view.
- n. A spree.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. be in a state of movement or action
- v. burst outward, usually with noise
- v. force out or release suddenly and often violently something pent up
- n. the act of exploding or bursting
- v. come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
- v. emerge suddenly
- v. cause to burst
- v. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
- n. a sudden flurry of activity (often for no obvious reason)
- v. move suddenly, energetically, or violently
- n. a sudden intense happening
- n. rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
The word burst from her mouth like helium from a balloon.
Wait, Reyes said, feeling the word burst from his mouth before he could stop it.
Reggie's short-area burst is the best I've seen coming out of college.
The word burst out of Sylvie’s mouth, a little more vehemently than she’d intended.
And when his curse word burst over the windshield, we knew what she’d said hadn’t been very nice.
His name burst out of my mouth, a lot louder than I’d intended.
Just as he was about to shoot there came a roar from across the channel bed and a huge Grizzly burst from the willows and grabbed this black bear shaking him like a terrier with a rat.
I shoot almost exclusively in burst mode, and get some awesome shots by starting just before I think something cool is going to happen, and keep shooting till after it's done.
May 21, 2009 at 5: 08 AM this is why I tend to take pictures in burst mode ... ok I'll get load blurred, but out those I always get 1 or 2 good ones - like this as an example
After the camera tells me to "change the battery pack", i take the dying battery out, stick it back in, turn the camera back on and i can get two or three more shots in burst mode. i repeat this process 2 or 3 more times until it completely runs out of juice. i'll have to try the armpit trick next time.
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