burst

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbɜːrst/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bɝst/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bûrst)

Inflections of 'burst' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bursts
v 3rd person singular
bursting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
burst
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
bursted
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
burst
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
bursted
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
burst
When something bursts or when you burst it, it suddenly splits open, and air or some other substance comes out. The past tense and past participle of burst is burst, not ‘bursted’.
As he braked, a tyre burst.
If you burst into tears, you suddenly begin to cry.
When the news was broken to Meehan he burst into tears.
Be careful
Don't say that someone ‘bursts in tears’.
Be careful
Do not confuse burst with bust. If you bust something, you break or damage it so badly that it cannot be used.
➜ See bust
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