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English citations of burst

  1. (English verb)
    • (intransitive)
      • ... in tearing out an enormous superannuated ash-tree, now grown quite corpulent, bursten, superfluous, but long a fixture in the soil, and not to be dislodged without revolution, - there was laid bare ...
        1843 Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 2, ch. 3, Landlord Edmund