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Meaning of BUST

Pronunciation:  bust

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

BUST is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: binge, bout, break, broke, burst, fall apart, flop, poor, raid, rupture, skint, snap, stone-broke, stony-broke, tear, tear, wear, wear out
 Antonyms: bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on
 See Also: analyse, analyze, assail, attack, bomb, break, break apart, break away, break down, break off, break up, bust up, chip, chip off, come apart, come off, crash, crumble, cut off, decay, delapidate, destroy, disassemble, dismantle, dissect, disunite, divide, dud, failure, fall apart, fray, frazzle, knap, lacerate, level, pan, part, piss-up, pull, pull down, rase, raze, rend, revel, revelry, rip, rip up, rive, ruin, sculpture, separate, separate, sever, shatter, shred, split up, take apart, take down, tear apart, tear down, tear up, trash, turkey, wear away, wear off, whittle away, whittle down, wrack, wreck



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bust\ (b[u^]st), n. [F. buste, fr. It. busto; cf. LL.
busta, bustula, box, of the same origin as E. box a case;
cf., for the change of meaning, E. chest. See {Bushel}.]
1. A piece of sculpture representing the upper part of the
   human figure, including the head, shoulders, and breast.

         Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust The
         faithless column, and the crumbling bust. --Pope.

2. 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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