See also: büst

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From French buste < Italian busto, probably from Latin būstum.

NounEdit

bust (plural busts)

  1. A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders
  2. The breasts and upper thorax of a woman
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Etymology 2Edit

From the verb to burst.

VerbEdit

bust (third-person singular simple present busts, present participle busting, simple past and past participle busted)

  1. To break something
  2. (slang) To arrest for a crime
  3. (slang) To catch someone in the act of doing something wrong, socially and morally inappropriate, or illegal, especially when being done in a sneaky or secretive state.
  4. (snowboarding) An emphatic to do
    He busted huge air off that jump!
  5. (US, informal) To reduce in rank.
    He busted him down to patrolman for insubordination.
    • 1962, The Manchurian Candidate, 01:56:35
      If Steinkamp doesn't take off that hat and stop messing around, I'm gonna bust him into a PFC.
  6. (poker) To lose all of one's chips.
  7. (blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.
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to arrest for a crime
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NounEdit

bust (plural busts)

  1. (slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation:
    a narcotics bust
  2. (slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb.
  3. (sports, derogatory) A player who is drafted at a high position and fails.
  4. (chess, informal) A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis.
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AdjectiveEdit

bust (not comparable)

  1. (slang) without any money, broke

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VerbEdit

bust

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of bussen
  2. plural imperative of bussen
Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 05:49