break open

Primary Meanings of break open

1.
v
erupt or intensify suddenly
2.
v
open with force
Full Definitions of break open
1

v erupt or intensify suddenly

Synonyms:
burst out, erupt, flare, flare up, irrupt
Type of:
deepen, intensify
become more intense

v come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure

Synonyms:
burst, split
Types:
pop
burst open with a sharp, explosive sound
blow
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
2

v open with force

“He broke open the picnic basket”
Type of:
open, open up
cause to open or to become open

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