AskDefine | Define bust

Dictionary Definition

bust adj : lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term" [syn: broke, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke]

Noun

1 a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop" [syn: flop]
2 a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
3 an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days" [syn: tear, binge, bout]

Verb

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

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

Etymology

  1. (noun) From buste.
  2. (verb) From the verb to burst.

Adjective

  1. without any money, broke

Noun

  1. the sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
  2. the breasts and upper thorax of a woman
  3. the act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation: a narcotics bust
  4. a failed enterprise; a bomb

Translations

the sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
the breasts and upper thorax of a woman
(slang) the act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation
(slang) a failed enterprise
Translations to be checked

Verb

  1. alteration of burst
  2. to break something
  3. to arrest for a crime
  4. to catch someone in the act of doing something wrong or illegal.
  5. : An emphatic to do
    He busted huge air off that jump!

Translations

alteration of burst
to break something
(slang) to arrest for a crime
(slang) to catch someone in the act of doing something wrong or illegal
(snowboarding): An emphatic to do
Translations to be checked

See also

Extensive Definition

Bust may refer to:

See also

bust in Danish: Buste
bust in Dutch: Buste

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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