, n. 1. 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.
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Bursts of fox-hunting melody.
W. Irving.
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2. Any brief, violent exertion or effort; a spurt; as, a burst of speed.
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3. A sudden opening, as of landscape; a stretch; an expanse. [R.] "A fine burst of country." Jane Austen.
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4. A rupture or hernia; a breach.
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