Bust is defined as a period of economic down time, a police raid in which arrests are made or something that doesn't go as planned and that is considered a failure.(noun)
The definition of bust is a word used for a woman's breasts, or a sculpture of a person from the neck up.(noun)
To bust is to break something, to cause something to be broken, getting someone out of prison, or arresting someone.(verb)
See bust in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr buste < It busto
Origin: orig., dial. var. of burst
See bust in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French buste
Origin: , from Italian busto
Origin: , possibly from Latin bustum, sepulchral monument.
verb bust·ed, bust·ing, busts verb, transitive
Origin: Variant of burst.
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