Definition of Bust

1. Noun. A complete failure. "The play was a dismal flop"

Exact synonyms: Fizzle, Flop
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Bomb, Dud, Turkey
Derivative terms: Flop

2. Verb. Ruin completely. "He busted my radio!"
Exact synonyms: Break
Causes: Break, Fall Apart, Wear, Wear Out
Related verbs: Break, Fall Apart, Wear, Wear Out
Specialized synonyms: Break Down
Generic synonyms: Destroy, Ruin
Also: Break Apart, Break Down, Break Off, Break Up, Break Up, Bust Up
Derivative terms: Breakable, Breakage, Buster
Antonyms: Repair

3. Adjective. Lacking funds. "`skint' is a British slang term"
Exact synonyms: Broke, Skint, Stone-broke, Stony-broke
Similar to: Poor

4. Noun. The chest of a woman.
Exact synonyms: Female Chest
Group relationships: Female Body
Generic synonyms: Chest, Pectus, Thorax
Derivative terms: Busty

5. Verb. Search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on. "The police raided the crack house"
Exact synonyms: Raid
Generic synonyms: Assail, Attack
Derivative terms: Raid

6. Noun. A sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person.
Generic synonyms: Sculpture

7. Verb. Separate or cause to separate abruptly. "They bust the sheets"; "Tear the paper"
Exact synonyms: Rupture, Snap, Tear
Generic synonyms: Disunite, Divide, Part, Separate
Specialized synonyms: Lacerate, Pull, Rend, Rip, Rive, Rip Up, Shred, Tear Up
Derivative terms: Rupture, Rupture, Snap, Tear, Tear
Also: Tear Apart, Tear Down, Tear Up

8. Noun. An occasion for excessive eating or drinking. "They went on a bust that lasted three days"
Exact synonyms: Binge, Bout, Tear
Generic synonyms: Revel, Revelry
Specialized synonyms: Piss-up
Derivative terms: Binge

9. Verb. Go to pieces. "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
Exact synonyms: Break, Fall Apart, Wear, Wear Out
Generic synonyms: Crumble, Decay, Dilapidate
Specialized synonyms: Fray, Frazzle
Related verbs: Break
Also: Break Apart, Break Away, Break Off, Break Up, Wear Away, Wear Away, Wear Off
Derivative terms: Breakable, Wear

10. Verb. Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully. "The dam burst"
Exact synonyms: Burst
Specialized synonyms: Shatter
Generic synonyms: Break, Come Apart, Fall Apart, Separate, Split Up

Definition of Bust

1. n. A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.

Definition of Bust

1. Noun. A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders ¹

2. Noun. The breasts and upper thorax of a woman ¹

3. Verb. To break something ¹

4. Verb. (slang) To arrest for a crime ¹

5. Verb. (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. ¹

6. Verb. (snowboarding) An emphatic ''to do'' ¹

7. Verb. (US informal) To reduce in rank. ¹

8. Verb. (poker) To lose all of one's chips. ¹

9. Verb. (context: blackjack) To exceed a score of 21. ¹

10. Noun. (slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation: ¹

11. Noun. (slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb. ¹

12. Noun. (sports derogatory) A player who is drafted at a high position and fails. ¹

13. Adjective. (slang) without any money, broke ¹

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Definition of Bust

1. to burst [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: burst

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bust (current term)
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bust one's chops
bust out

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