break open

Definitions of break open
  1. verb
    erupt or intensify suddenly
    synonyms: burst out, erupt, flare, flare up, irrupt
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    type of:
    deepen, intensify
    become more intense
  2. verb
    come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    synonyms: burst, split
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    burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
    burst suddenly
    stave, stave in
    burst or force (a hole) into something
    type of:
    break, come apart, fall apart, separate, split up
    become separated into pieces or fragments
  3. verb
    open with force
    “He broke open the picnic basket”
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    type of:
    open, open up
    cause to open or to become open
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