Green’s Dictionary of Slang

burst n.1

also bust
[SE burst, the act of bursting, breaking open]

[mid–19C-1900s] (UK Und.) a burglary, a break-in; also attrib.

SE in slang uses

In phrases

give someone a burst (v.) [SE burst of fire]

[1940s+] to complain, to criticize, to remind strongly.