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Burst

In marketing, an ad on a product that looks vaguely like an explosion. For example, a burst may be placed on a cereal box touting the number of vitamins and minerals it contains. A burst is meant to call attention to itself in order to entice buyers. It is used both in consumer goods and in direct mail.
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Two years after steady rain followed by warm temperatures caused seeds dormant for decades under the desert floor to burst open and produce the spectacular display, another winter soaking this year is expected to create an even better show.
Santiago Solari's side are threatening to burst open the floodgates, and Ajax's need for at least two away goals in Madrid should make this an end-to-end game.
Besides the storage issue, the recurrent power outages and rehabilitation of the water supply lines was another cause of reduction in the water supply, he added.Jaffri told that on December 30, 2018, some lines of WASA also burst open which hampered supply of water to certain areas.According to him, the combined storage capacity of 4 filtration plants was 570 million gallons including 400 million gallons at the New Filtration Plant, 80 million gallons each at Hala Naka and Paretabad plants and 10 million gallons at Latifabad filtration plant.
They used crowbars to burst open a safe and steal children's fundraising money, smashed holes through the baby room wall, and stole a laptop and iPads the kids play with.
EGBO is a delicacy that is made by cooking dry corn grains until they are very soft and burst open. The beans are cooked until they are very soft too.
His head was burst open. But he got five stitches and played on.
Boudry kept kicking at the door until it burst open. With Boudry standing in the now-open doorway, McKinley was left with no other option but to fire at him.
A customer in his 40s reportedly said: "The door burst open and this man started shouting about the policy on swearing.
I laughed and laughed SO much my lip burst open and collagen filler started to dribble out.'
She said: "The pen was so full that at one point during the game the gate burst open with the pressure of the crowd and Marian fell through the gate and out onto the pitch.
Tons of small coal from overturned wagons burst open the kitchen window and covered the spot where Mrs Scully had been, piling up to a height of several feet.
Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter, as had been suspected since last year