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  Definition of bust
  1. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
  2. a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
  3. a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop"
  4. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
  5. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
  6. ruin completely; "He busted my radio!"
  7. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
  8. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
  9. lacking funds; "`skint'' is a British slang term"
Similar Words: tear, binge, bout, flop, burst, break, wear, wear out, fall apart, rupture, snap, raid, broke, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke

 

See Also: wear away, wear off, whittle away, whittle down, chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off, crash, break up, break apart, bust up, wreck, wrack, disassemble, dismantle, take apart, knap, cut off, sever, analyze, analyse, break down, dissect, shred, tear up, rip up, pan, tear apart, trash, level, raze, rase, tear down, take down, pull down

 

Hyponyms: turkey, bomb, dud, shatter, fray, frazzle, break down, lacerate, rend, rip, rive, pull, shred, tear up, rip up

 

Grouped Verbs: break, wear, wear out, fall apart

 

Derivational Morphology: gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, break, fall through, fall flat, founder, flop, wear, buster, breakage, breaking, snap, rupture, tear, rip, rent, snag, split, foray, raid, maraud

 

Anagrams: stub

 

 
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