Pronunciation: bŭst
n.1.A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.
2.The portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body.
3.A woman's bosom{2}.
v. t.1.To arrest, for committing a crime; - often used in the passive; as, the whole gang got busted.
v. i.1.To break or burst.
2.(Card Playing) In blackjack, to draw a card that causes one's total to exceed twenty-one.
3.To go bankrupt.
to go bust
to go bankrupt.
or bust
or collapse from the effort; - used in phrases expressing determination to do something; as, Oregon or bust, meaning "We will get to Oregon or die trying."
Noun1.bust - a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
Synonyms: flop
2.bust - a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
3.bust - an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
Synonyms: binge, bout, tear
Verb1.bust - ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
Synonyms: break
2.bust - search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
Synonyms: raid
3.bust - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
Synonyms: rupture, tear, snap
4.bust - go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
5.bust - break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
Synonyms: burst
Adj.1.bust - lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"
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Translate bust to Spanish, Translate bust to German, Translate bust to French
busman's holiday
-- bust --
bust up
bust-up takeover
Bustamente furnace
bustard quail
Buster Keaton
bustle about
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