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burst open

1. To open abruptly, typically with or as a result of force. Floodwaters caused the dam to burst open.
2. To cause something to open, often due to the use of force. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "burst" and "open." The police used a battering ram to burst the door open.
See also: burst, open

ˌburst ˈopen


ˌburst (something) ˈopen

open suddenly or violently; make something open in this way: The door burst open.Firefighters burst the door open and rescued them.
See also: burst, open
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But we're right to be worried when the pair wait nervously in the attic only to be startled when the door suddenly bursts open.
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This builds up so much pressure that the whole thing bursts open, making the explosive "pop".
A door bursts open and in rushes a messenger who cries 'Grave news my liege our spies have told us that they are cutting the grass on the A55'.
A FLOWER which bursts open in half a millisecond has been hailed as the world's fastest moving plant after a special camera captured it in action.
is a bird dog, and his nose tells him something is amiss even before the box bursts open and a brown fur ball zooms by him, leaking all over the place.
That's where this giant pustule forms on the crack of your ass and when it bursts open all this stinky butt-puss comes out.
Reality bursts open, the impossible suddenly appears right in front of us, and with Norris's Sarah, we let out an astonished laugh.
Just as Pa is beginning to count the money again for the 5,752 time, the door bursts open and in leaps Fargo Fink, sneering so nastily that the table begins to shake.
I would like to think of her life like one of my favorite fireworks displays - it rises magnificently to the sky as a single, dazzling ball of light and then bursts open, releasing millions of tiny sparks of light that shimmer and glow as they descend back down to Earth.
Amid rising tensions, the asteroid suddenly bursts open revealing a massive alien ship, which begins freezing vast portions of the island and altering the global weather system.
A witness said: "All of a sudden a hatch bursts open.
The door bursts open, and a squad of goons from Price Waterhouse barge in, arresting me for treason.
Firepad's new vector display technology, along with our licensing program, bursts open the handheld market for GIS software companies, and the GIS market for handheld manufacturers and system integrators," said Kenneth J.