An example of to burst is for a water balloon to pop.
An example of a burst is a baby chicken pushing out of an egg.
An example of a burst is a sudden outbreak into tears.
Burst out laughing; burst into tears.
Thought his heart would burst with happiness.
Burst out of the door.
Burst the balloon.
He burst into the room.
A burst of speed.
The bursts of the bombs could be heard miles away.
I burst the balloon when I blew it up too much.
He burst his lance against the sand below.
To burst a hole through the wall.
The sacks were bursting with grain.
A burst of speed; fitful bursts of wind.
Origin of burst
- Middle English bursten from Old English berstan
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition