When something bursts, it breaks or it blows up. In the first set of examples, the word "burst" is a noun:
- Matt experienced a sudden burst of energy as he came closer to the finish line.
- There’s been a burst of economic growth in many cities around the United States these days.
- A burst of activity outside of the hotel meant that some celebrity had arrived.
- A loud burst frightened everyone in the office.
In the next set of sentences, the word "burst" is a verb. You can use this word when something happens suddenly or violently.
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May 2, 2014