"a burst of energy"Edit

...or, "bursts of energy" : the def for this sense seems to be missing. --Jerome Potts 03:44, 10 October 2009 (UTC)


There is evidence for bursted as a past tense; it may be archaic or dialectal. Equinox 18:20, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

The OED lists bursted for the two past forms as "8–9 incorrectly bursted" (the "8–9" means "eighteenth- to nineteenth-Century") in its entry for “burst, v., later noting that it's a US thing, wherein it is also written "vulgarly busted". My hypothesis is that bursted is labelled "incorrectly" spelt because it unetymologically mixes strong and weak conjugation paradigms.  — Raifʻhār Doremítzwr ~ (U · T · C) ~ 10:12, 28 May 2010 (UTC)
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