barsten

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch bersten, from metathesis of Old Dutch *brestan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

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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Derived termsEdit

  • barst
  • barstend
  • barstensvol
  • barstig
  • barstbezie, barstbeziekruid n, barstkruid n
  • barstensgevuld
  • losbarsten, openbarsten, uitbarsten

NounEdit

barsten

  1. Plural form of barst

GermanEdit

VerbEdit

barsten

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

Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon brestan, from Proto-Germanic *brestaną.

VerbEdit

barsten (past singular borst, past participle borsten, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to burst, explode

ConjugationEdit

Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 00:57