Definitions for bustbʌst
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a representation of the upper part of the human figure, esp. the head and shoulders.
Category: Fine Arts
the chest or breast, esp. a woman's bosom.
Origin of bust:
1685–95; < F buste < It busto
to break or separate; split (usu. fol. by up).
to go bankrupt.
to collapse from the strain of making a supreme effort.
(v.t.)Informal. to burst. to bankrupt; ruin financially.
to demote, esp. in military rank.
to tame; break:
to bust a bronco.
Slang. to place under arrest. to subject to a police raid.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Informal. to hit. to break:
I fell and busted my arm.
to damage or destroy (usu. fol. by up).
Informal. a hit; sock; punch.
a sudden economic decline; depression.
Slang. an arrest. a police raid.
Category: Status (usage)
Informal. a drinking spree; binge.
(adj.)Informal. bankrupt; broke.
* Informal.. Usage: Historically bust is derived from a dialect pronunciation of burst and is related to it much as cuss is related to curse. As both noun and verb bust has a wide range of meanings. A few, as “a decline in economic conditions, depression,” are standard.
Origin of bust:
1755–65; var. of burst , by loss of r before s, as in ass2, bass2, passel , etc.
flop, bust, fizzle(noun)
a complete failure
"the play was a dismal flop"
female chest, bust(noun)
the chest of a woman
a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
bust, tear, binge, bout(adj)
an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
"they went on a bust that lasted three days"
broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke(verb)
"`skint' is a British slang term"
"He busted my radio!"
search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
"The police raided the crack house"
tear, rupture, snap, bust(verb)
separate or cause to separate abruptly
"The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart(verb)
go to pieces
"The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
"The dam burst"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
I busted my camera.
He was busted for possession of drugs.
a model of a head and shoulders
a bust of Beethoven
a woman's breasts
a woman with a large bust
to become bankrupt
a business that went bust
a piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast
the portion of the human figure included between the head and waist, whether in statuary or in the person; the chest or thorax; the upper part of the trunk of the body
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Translations for bust
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a woman's chest
She has a very small bust.
- женски бюстBulgarian
- bustoPortuguese (BR)
- die BüsteGerman
- busto, pechoSpanish
- rinnapartii, rinnadEstonian
- پستان هاFarsi
- 여성의 가슴Korean
- (sievietes) krūtisLatvian
- buah dadaMalay
- barm, brystmålNorwegian
- پستان هاPersian
- د ښځی سینهPashto
- bröst, barm, bystmåttSwedish
- 女人的胸部Chinese (Trad.)
- груди, бюстUkrainian
- عورت کی چھاتیUrdu
- ngực phụ nữVietnamese
- 妇女的胸部Chinese (Simp.)
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