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Bust - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bust' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bust [ n.]
- 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.

Meaning of 'Bust' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . bust [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a complete failure
Example in sentence:
  • the play was a dismal flop
Meaning (2):
- an occasion for excessive eating or drinking
Example in sentence:
  • they went on a bust that lasted three days
3 . bust [ v]
Meaning (3):
- ruin completely
Example in sentence:
  • He busted my radio!
Meaning (4):
- separate or cause to separate abruptly
Example in sentence:
  • tear the paper;
  • The rope snapped
Meaning (5):
- break open or apart suddenly and forcefully
Example in sentence:
  • The dam burst
Meaning (6):
- go to pieces
Example in sentence:
  • The gears wore out;
  • The lawn mower finally broke;
  • The old chair finally fell apart completely
Meaning (7):
- search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on
Example in sentence:
  • The police raided the crack house
8 . bust [ s]
Meaning (8):
- lacking funds
Example in sentence:
  • `skint' is a British slang term