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Definition of 'bust'


  1. a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
       Synonyms: flop fizzle
  2. the chest of a woman
       Synonyms: female chest
  3. a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
  4. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
       Synonyms: tear binge bout


  1. ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
       Synonyms: break
       Antonyms: repair mend fix bushel doctor furbish up restore touch on
  2. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
       Synonyms: raid
  3. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
       Synonyms: tear rupture snap
  4. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
       Synonyms: break wear wear out fall apart
  5. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
       Synonyms: burst


  1. lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term"
       Synonyms: broke skint stone-broke stony-broke

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