toburst

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English tobursten, tobresten, from Old English tōberstan ‎(to burst asunder, shatter), from Proto-Germanic *tōbristaną ‎(to burst asunder), equivalent to to- ‎(apart) +‎ burst. Cognate with Old Saxon tebrestan, German zerbersten.

Verb[edit]

toburst ‎(third-person singular simple present tobursts, present participle tobursting, simple past toburst, past participle toburst or tobursten)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To burst or break in pieces.
  2. (intransitive, obsolete) To burst apart; break in pieces.