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Meaning & Definition of Bust in English

English

Bust

/bəst/

noun

1. A complete failure

  • "The play was a dismal flop"
    synonym:
  • flop
  • ,
  • bust
  • ,
  • fizzle

2. The chest of a woman

    synonym:
  • female chest
  • ,
  • bust

3. A sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

    synonym:
  • bust

4. An occasion for excessive eating or drinking

  • "They went on a bust that lasted three days"
    synonym:
  • bust
  • ,
  • tear
  • ,
  • binge
  • ,
  • bout

verb

1. Ruin completely

  • "He busted my radio!"
    synonym:
  • break
  • ,
  • bust

2. Search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on

  • "The police raided the crack house"
    synonym:
  • raid
  • ,
  • bust

3. Separate or cause to separate abruptly

  • "The rope snapped"
  • "Tear the paper"
    synonym:
  • tear
  • ,
  • rupture
  • ,
  • snap
  • ,
  • bust

4. Go to pieces

  • "The lawn mower finally broke"
  • "The gears wore out"
  • "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
    synonym:
  • break
  • ,
  • wear
  • ,
  • wear out
  • ,
  • bust
  • ,
  • fall apart

5. Break open or apart suddenly and forcefully

  • "The dam burst"
    synonym:
  • burst
  • ,
  • bust

adjective

1. Lacking funds

  • "`skint' is a british slang term"
    synonym:
  • broke
  • ,
  • bust
  • ,
  • skint
  • ,
  • stone-broke
  • ,
  • stony-broke