burst-v; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: (Cause to) break apart suddenly; issue forth forcibly.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[patient[concrete]] BURST NP1[theme[concrete]] BURST PP[directional] NP1[agent] BURST NP2[patient]
NOTE: Compare to sense 2. This sense implies a container that is bursting or something bursting OUT of a container. Can include metaphorical instances if a container is somehow implied. Also refers to being in a state close to bursting. Includes transitive usages, (i.e., "Don't burst my bubble, seriously.)

The bubbles burst.
The champagne bottle burst.
The ice burst the pipes in the basement.
Despite all efforts, the dam burst.
Don't burst my bubble, seriously.
The Jack burst from the box.
The dinner was bursting with flavor.
Don was bursting at every seam with his own importance.

VerbNet: other_cos-45.4
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: burst.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 7, 8

Sense Number 2: Force out suddenly, emerge

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 BURST ADJP[manner]
NOTE: Could imply an emotional outburst. Compare to Sense 1: in Sense 2, there is no container implied. Involves perception, not movement. This sense involves a change of state or emotion.

Little children make her burst with joy!
She was so overcome that she burst into tears.
Katie was bursting with excitement to tell her brother.
The trees burst into striking fall color.
I threw the book onto the fire and it burst into flames.
The crowd burst into chatter.
Nadya spontaneously burst into song.

VerbNet: appear-48.1.1
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: burst.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 6

Sense Number 3: Move energetically or violently.

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1 BURST PP[directional]

The stock burst upward following the news.
As Icarus burst through the clouds, the sun began to melt his wings
of wax.
Vice President Cheney burst into the press room, growling.
He burst out of the house.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: burst.03
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 5