Bust meaning

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A failure; a flop.
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To bust is to break something, to cause something to be broken, getting someone out of prison, or arresting someone.

When a new product release breaks every record, this is an example of a bust of every record.

When a couple splits up, this is an example of the bust up of the marriage.

When someone is broken out of prison in an escape attempt, this is an example of a bust.

When a police officer arrests a suspect, this is an example of a bust by a police officer.

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A sculpture representing a person's head, shoulders, and upper chest.
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The definition of bust is a word used for a woman's breasts, or a sculpture of a person from the neck up.

An example of a bust is a woman's breasts.

An example of a bust is a sculpture of the head of Michelangelo.

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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.

An example of a bust is a period of economic slowdown or a great depression.

An example of a bust is when the police raid a home and arrest people on drug charges.

An example of a bust is when you try to sew something and it fails utterly and you end up with some useless pieces of fabric.

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To cause to come to an end; break up.

An attempt to bust the union.

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To break or tame (a horse).
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To cause to become bankrupt or short of money.
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(slang) To reduce in rank; demote.
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(slang) To hit; punch.
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To become bankrupt or short of money.
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(games) To lose at blackjack by exceeding a score of 21.
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A time or period of widespread financial depression.
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(slang) A punch; a blow.
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(informal) A spree.

A fraternity beer bust.

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To cause to come to an end; break up.

An attempt to bust the union.

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To break or tame (a horse).
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To cause to become bankrupt or short of money.
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(slang) To reduce in rank; demote.
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(slang) To hit; punch.
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To become bankrupt or short of money.
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(games) To lose at blackjack by exceeding a score of 21.
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A failure; a flop.
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A time or period of widespread financial depression.
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(slang) A punch; a blow.
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(informal) A spree.

A fraternity beer bust.

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A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body.
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A woman's bosom, including her breasts.
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The circumference of a woman's chest, measured at its fullest point.
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To burst or break.
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To make penniless or bankrupt.
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To demote in rank.
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To tame (esp. broncos)
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To hit.
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To arrest.
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To make a raid on.
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To burst or break.
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To become penniless or bankrupt.
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A person or thing that is a total failure.
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A financial collapse; economic crash.
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A punch.
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A spree.
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An arrest.
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A sculptural portrayal of a person's head and shoulders.
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The breasts and upper thorax of a woman.
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To break something.
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(slang) To arrest for a crime.
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(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.
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(snowboarding) An emphatic to do.

He busted huge air off that jump!

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(US, informal) To reduce in rank.

He busted him down to patrolman for insubordination.

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(poker) To lose all of one's chips.
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(blackjack) To exceed a score of 21.
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(slang) The act of arresting someone for a crime, or raiding a suspected criminal operation.

A narcotics bust.

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(slang) A failed enterprise; a bomb.
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(sports, derogatory) A player who is drafted at a high position and fails.
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(chess, informal) A refutation of an opening, or of previously published analysis.
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(slang) Without any money, broke.
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(vulgar slang) bust a nut
  • To have an orgasm.
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(vulgar slang) bust (one's) ass
  • To make a strenuous effort; work very hard.
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bust (someone's) balls
  • To make extreme or unreasonable demands of someone.
  • To harass or scold someone.
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go bust
  • To go bankrupt.
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(vulgar slang) bust a nut
  • To have an orgasm.
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(vulgar slang) bust (one's) ass
  • To make a strenuous effort; work very hard.
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bust (someone's) balls
  • To make extreme or unreasonable demands of someone.
  • To harass or scold someone.
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go bust
  • To go bankrupt.
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bust one's tail
  • to make great efforts; try very hard
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Origin of bust

  • French buste from Italian busto possibly from Latin bustum sepulchral monument

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of burst

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Variant of burst

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • From the verb to burst.

    From Wiktionary