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English Dictionary: bust by the DICT Development Group
2 results for bust
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. lacking funds; "`skint' is a British slang term" [syn: broke, bust, skint, stone-broke, stony-broke]
  1. a complete failure; "the play was a dismal flop" [syn: flop, bust, fizzle]
  2. the chest of a woman
    Synonym(s): female chest, bust
  3. a sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person
  4. an occasion for excessive eating or drinking; "they went on a bust that lasted three days"
    Synonym(s): bust, tear, binge, bout
  1. ruin completely; "He busted my radio!" [syn: break, bust]
    Antonym(s): bushel, doctor, fix, furbish up, mend, repair, restore, touch on
  2. search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on; "The police raided the crack house"
    Synonym(s): raid, bust
  3. separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
    Synonym(s): tear, rupture, snap, bust
  4. go to pieces; "The lawn mower finally broke"; "The gears wore out"; "The old chair finally fell apart completely"
    Synonym(s): break, wear, wear out, bust, fall apart
  5. break open or apart suddenly and forcefully; "The dam burst"
    Synonym(s): burst, bust
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bust \Bust\ (b[ucr]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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