barsten

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch bersten, from metathesis of Old Dutch *brestan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰres- (to burst, break, crack, split, separate). Compare Low German basten, English burst, German bersten, Swedish brista.

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barsten (past singular barstte, past participle gebarsten)

  1. To burst, split completely
    Hij bleef hen slaan tot de stok in twee barstte
    He kept hitting them till the cane split in halves
  2. To crack, break partially
    Het ijs begint hier en daar te barsten
    The ice is starting to crack up in places
  3. (figuratively) To suffer and/or break under emotional pressure
  4. (figuratively) To urge, be near emotional eruption
    Hij staat op barsten
    He's about to explode

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barsten

  1. Plural form of barst

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Verb[edit]

barsten

  1. First-person plural preterite of bersten.
  2. Third-person plural preterite of bersten.