What is the past tense of the word "burst"?

1 Answer
May 7, 2018

It is just burst.


The verb burst means "the action of something breaking open from pressure inside".

"Burst" is already in the past form. "Bursts" is the present form.

  • The car's tire burst yesterday.
  • Unable to hold in her excitement, Lydia burst out with loud shouts.

A common mistake is to use the word "bursted" for the past tense, but this is not an actual word. So always use the word "burst" as the past tense.