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burst (BURST) (verb)
1. To break apart suddenly as if like an explosion: The dam burst from the pressure of the water which accumulated after the torrential rains.
2. To experience an unexpected and strong emotion: Jim's heart burst with love for the lovely girl whose name he did not know.
burst (BURST) (noun)
A short period of producing or doing something that begins suddenly: Samuel ran hard in a short burst of speed at the end of the race.
bust (BUST) (noun)
A sculpture depicting the upper portion of the body: The marble bust of Harriet Smith, founder of the Art Gallery, stood in the foyer of the gallery.
bust (BUST) (noun)
A slang term for a complete failure, a flop: Although critically acclaimed, the play has been a bust.

When the robber and the thief burst into the room through the window, they bumped the bust that belonged to the senator which fell to the floor with a thump and it bust into a hundred pieces.

When she saw this, the senator was so upset, she burst into tears and exclaimed, "I am a complete bust when it comes to collecting art."

The police thought they would soon be able to bust the house breakers crime syndicate.

(Latin: burere, "to burn up"; from urere, with an inserted or faulty separation of b in amburere, "to burn around"; which stands for amb-urere, "to burn around", but it was misdivided into am-burere and because of this misdivision, the new verb burere was formed with the past participle bustum; so, it really came from urere, "to burn, to singe")