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Noun: bust  búst
  1. The chest of a woman
    - female chest
  2. A sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
  3. [informal] A complete failure
    "the play was a dismal bust";
    - flop [informal], fizzle, clinker [N. Amer, informal], epic fail [informal]
  4. [informal] An occasion for excessive eating or drinking
    "they went on a bust that lasted three days";
    - tear [US, informal], binge [informal], bout
Adjective: bust  búst
Usage: informal
  1. Without or very short of money
    "not so long ago that he was so bust his debit card was declined";
    - broke [informal], skint [Brit, informal], stone-broke [N. Amer, informal], stony-broke [Brit, informal], strapped [informal], cash-strapped [informal], strapped for cash [informal]
  2. Financially ruined
    - bankrupt, belly-up [informal]
  3. [Brit, informal] Not in working order; not functioning
    - broken, busted, up the spout [informal], knackered [Brit, informal], out of order, on the blink [informal], on the fritz [N. Amer, informal], kaput [informal], rooted [Austral, NZ, informal]
Verb: bust (bust, also busted)  búst
Usage: informal
  1. Ruin completely
    - break
  2. Search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
    "The police bust the crack house";
    - raid
  3. Separate or cause to separate abruptly
    "bust the paper";
    - tear, rupture, snap
  4. Go to pieces
    - break, wear, wear out, fall apart
  5. Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
    - burst

Sounds like: bused, bussed

Derived forms: busts, busting, bust

See also: damaged, insolvent, poor, take down, tear up, trash [informal], wear away, whittle down, wreck

Type of: assail, attack, break, chest, come apart, crumble, decay, destroy, dilapidate, disunite, divide, failure, fall apart, part, pectus, revel, revelry, ruin, sculpture, separate, split up, thorax

Part of: female body

Encyclopedia: Bust, waist, and hip measurement