Translation of burst in Spanish:


reventarse, v.

Pronunciation /bərst//bəːst/

intransitive verb

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    (balloon/tire) reventarse
    (pipe) reventar
    (pipe) romperse
    (shell/fireworks) estallar
    (shell/fireworks) explotar
    (dam) romperse
    (storm) desatarse
    (storm) desencadenarse
    to burst open abrirse de golpe
    • The tension is great and palpable, a pressure cooker close to bursting.
    • Whenever you hear someone telling you not to bottle your feelings up, or warning you that you will burst under pressure, they are implicitly endorsing this view.
    • I'll not describe that one, either, except to say it was like a dam bursting.
    • In Marlborough, elderly residents of 30 retirement homes at Town Mill were preparing for evacuation when the River Kennett burst its banks.
    • Suddenly they burst apart, and a frighteningly large steel staff fell to the ground.
    • Kirkby Stephen town centre was also flooded along with other parts of the region as culverts and streams burst under pressure.
    • The anticipation is building inside me like a helium balloon, ready to burst from all the pressure high up in the atmosphere.
    • The resulting impact caused windows to burst in a two block radius.
    • People living in the 30 retirement homes at Town Mill in Marlborough were prepared for evacuation when the River Kennet burst its banks last Thursday.
    • The stormy, rainy conditions that night had raised the level of the water to the highest point so far this year with the river bursting its banks in several places around the town.
    • The water is trickling down and filling up huge, high-altitude lakes, which are now threatening to burst their banks and flood the populated valleys below.
    • All the rolling stock, full to the brim with stone has burst every single wooden sleeper.
    • Bluntly, is the dam bursting and does a really damaging and all-encompassing recession beckon?
    • The pain and agony she kept within her ruptured forth, much like an overflowing dam that finally burst under excruciating pressure.
    • Millions of pounds of damage was caused to homes and businesses while residents were forced to flee when the River Aire and River Wharfe burst their banks after days of heavy rain.
    • Flooding also hit hundreds of houses in southern parts of Lampung province in the past two days following heavy rains that caused rivers to burst their banks.
    • It swells considerably and has to be pricked with a needle to release the internal pressure and avoid bursting.
    • The heat from these pieces caused a rapid boiling of the cooling water, and a number of pressure tubes burst under the strain.
    • Dublin experienced the most extensive flood damage in decades yesterday after the Liffey and Dodder burst their banks, damaging hundreds of homes.
    • The Bridgehouse Beck, which runs through the village, burst its banks at about 9am on Tuesday after about a month's worth of rain fell in 24 hours.
    • As we got to the cottage we realised the river was incredibly fast although it had not burst its banks at that stage.
    • The River Wharfe was close to bursting its banks at several points.
    • Hoses that burst apart under pressure, or leaked copiously, were another problem faced by fire fighters.
    • The authority might be able to take some measures to cut the risk of properties being inundated when the beck bursts its banks, a leading councillor has revealed.
    • If the dam does burst, the world will probably be the poorer for it.
    • That will leave them facing a massive and ruinous personal bill if the River Derwent once again bursts its banks.
    • In Lancashire, the River Ribble burst its banks at Ribchester.
    • That little yelp was the crack that burst the dam Amy had built.
    • The accident investigation however showed that marks on the road indicated the tyres had burst before impact with the roundabout, not after.
    • I've got a feeling the dam has burst, and that, as usual, the media has missed the story.
    • Frost expands the water in clay soils, which bursts the heavy clods apart.
    • As JB watched, the corpse seemed to swell, the skin cracking as if waiting to burst from some internal pressure.
    • Flooding was extensive, especially in the Stockbridge area, with the River Worth bursting its banks and overflowing near its confluence with the Aire.
    • He realised that without a space suit, his head would burst under the pressure if he stayed out there too long.
    • Then the River Wharfe at the top of the lane bursts its banks, bringing flood water, mud and misery to the close - knit community.
    • As the plane landed at Lyon-Bron airport, one of the tyres burst on impact with the runway, causing the plane to leap back into the air before completing a haphazard landing.
    • Instead, we should block off a conduit so completely that it bursts from the pressure.
    • Most of the times I just keep it bottled up inside of me till I feel like bursting from the pressure.
    • This is in sharp contrast to the rainy season, when the raging water yearly bursts its banks and floods thousands of houses near the river.
    • Worst hit was Helmsley where the River Rye burst its banks.
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    (move suddenly)
    they burst into the room irrumpieron en la habitación formal
    • he burst out from behind the bush and ... de repente salió de entre los arbustos y ...
    • they burst out of the room salieron de la habitación precipitadamente
    • the news burst upon an unsuspecting world la noticia cayó como una bomba sobre un mundo que no se la esperaba
    • the realization burst upon me de pronto / de repente me di cuenta
    • a demonstrator burst through the police cordon un manifestante rompió el cordón policial

transitive verb

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    (balloon/bubble) reventar
    he bent over and burst the seam of his trousers se inclinó y se le rompió la costura de los pantalones
    • he burst open the door abrió la puerta de golpe
    • the river burst its banks el río se desbordó / se salió de madre


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    (short surge)
    a burst of applause una salva de aplausos
    • a burst of activity un arrebato / arranque de actividad
    • a burst of inspiration un ramalazo de inspiración
    • inspiration comes in bursts la inspiración viene en oleadas
    • a burst of energy un arranque de energía
    • there was a burst of laughter from the table in the corner se oyeron carcajadas en la mesa del rincón
    • that final burst earned him a bronze medal ese esfuerzo final le valió la medalla de bronce
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    (of gunfire)
    ráfaga feminine
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    (of pipe) rotura feminine
    (of tire) reventón masculine British
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    explosión feminine
    estallido masculine