UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɜːrstɪŋ/

From the verb burst: (⇒ conjugate)
bursting is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. burst into [tears, laughter, song, applause]
  2. burst out [laughing, crying]
  3. burst in on [us, the meeting, our conversation]
  4. burst in on us having sex
  5. burst into the [room, meeting]
  6. burst in and [shouted, hit him]
  7. came bursting through
  8. burst through the [door, ground, surface, water]
  9. burst with [pride, enthusiasm, flavor]
  10. burst at the seams
  11. burst out from the [ground, surface, water]
  12. burst onto the scene
  13. burst [open, apart, to pieces]
  14. burst a [bubble, blister, balloon]
  15. the [blister] burst
  16. idiom: I [don't want to, hate to] burst your bubble
  17. the [housing, economic, tech] bubble is about to burst
  18. burst his [eardrum, blood vessel]
  19. [almost, just about] ready to burst
  20. UK: burst your [trousers, buttons]
  21. UK: I'm bursting to go to the [loo, toilet]
  1. a burst [tire, balloon, lightbulb]
  2. [repair, fix, cover] a burst water mains
  3. died from a burst [artery, brain vessel]
  4. a burst blood vessel in the [eye, brain]
  5. short-burst [workouts, training, exercise]
  6. switch to burst fire
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