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Noun
A sculpture of a person's head, shoulders, and chest
“Now the sculptor who made the bust is working on a statue of Nelson Mandela based on that visit to Bedford.”
Noun
A hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument
“… delivered a bust to the boxer's chops.”
Noun
Something that has failed
“… the first movie was a hit, but the sequel was an unexpected bust.”
Noun
A bout of prolonged or excessive drinking
“… a bunch of underage kids having a beer bust while the parents were away for the weekend.”
Noun
A woman's chest as measured around her breasts
“Her bust measurement is 38.”
Noun
Arrest for illegal action
Verb
Break, split, or burst
“One myth I would like to bust is that PR is a measure of a web site.”
Verb
Arrest
“They are undercover police officers trying to bust drug smugglers.”
Verb
To cause to lose one's fortune and become unable to pay one's debts
“… gambling is a dangerous habit that has busted many unfortunate souls.”
Verb
To bring to a lower grade or rank
“… the commander threatened to bust her for failing to salute.”
Verb
To use up all the physical energy of
“I had to bust my butt in order to get the project done on time.”
Verb
Physically break
Verb
“Armed police have busted two drug houses just metres from two Bay school playgrounds - seizing 200 cannabis plants and making five arrests.”
Verb
“… busted the storekeeper on the nose and was promptly arrested for it.”
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