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1 bust /ˈbʌst/ noun
plural busts
1 bust
/ˈbʌst/
noun
plural busts
Learner's definition of BUST
[count]
: a sculpture of a person's head and neck and usually a part of the shoulders and chest
: a woman's breasts
: a measurement taken around a woman's chest and back
compare 3bust
2 bust /ˈbʌst/ verb
busts; busted also British bust; busting
2 bust
/ˈbʌst/
verb
busts; busted also British bust; busting
Learner's definition of BUST
[+ object] informal
: to break (something): such as
: to cause (something) to stop working by damaging it
: to cause (something) to separate into parts or pieces
: to arrest (someone)
: to catch (someone) doing something wrong
US, impolite used in phrases like bust your butt/ass to describe working very hard
US : to hit or punch (someone)

bust a/your gut

see 1gut

bust out

[phrasal verb] informal
bust out (doing something) : to begin (doing something) suddenly : to burst out (doing something)
bust out (something) or bust (something) out : to take (something) from the place where it is stored so that it can be used
: to escape from a prison, jail, etc.

bust up

[phrasal verb] informal
: to end your relationship with someone
bust up (something) or bust (something) up : to cause (something) to end

or bust

informal
used to say that you will do everything possible to get somewhere
3 bust /ˈbʌst/ noun
plural busts
3 bust
/ˈbʌst/
noun
plural busts
Learner's definition of BUST
[count] informal
US : a complete failure : flop usually singular
: an occurrence in which the police catch and arrest people committing a crime
compare 1bust
4 bust /ˈbʌst/ adjective
4 bust
/ˈbʌst/
adjective
Learner's definition of BUST

go bust

informal
: to spend or lose all of your money : to go broke
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