Definitions for: Bust


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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