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Adjective
Urgently needing to urinate
“Can you tell me where the toilets are? I'm busting.”
Verb
Catching or apprehending someone
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“The maneuver used to bust the drug smugglers in the largest arrest in the southwest was way out of the bounds of safety.”
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Present participle for to break, split, or burst open
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“The pump never worked, and I had to bust the container open and use a Q-tip every time I wanted to apply the cream.”
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Present participle for to disprove the veracity of
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“Jamie and Adam quickly bust the myth that a tape measure is capable of stopping a bullet.”
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Present participle for to raid or search premises, typically where illegal activity is suspected
“Despite their best efforts, the police were unable to bust the hideout of the criminals in the dense jungle.”
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Present participle for to exhaust oneself, or use up all of one's physical energy
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“I know you've got fearsome troubles, and I near bust myself trying to help, but all you do is get crotchety.”
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Present participle for to hit or strike very hard
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“George McFly threatened to bust Biff in the face if he didn't let Lorraine go.”
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Present participle for to lower the rank or status of something or someone
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“Sam would respond sarcastically to people who called him Chief, as long as they weren't superior officers who could bust him for insubordination.”
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Present participle for to destroy or cause the ruin of
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“All by yourself, you're going to bust his operation? Fighting him and his allies, you'd be fighting an army.”
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Present participle for to ruin, or be ruined, financially
“I can't figure out why Pop would bust his bank account to buy that infernal piece of land.”
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Present participle for to stop operating
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Present participle for to be victorious over
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(of rain, a crop or supply) Present participle for to be insufficient when needed or expected
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Present participle for to destroy, weaken or work against
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Present participle for to fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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Present participle for to leave or escape
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Present participle for break up into small parts as the result of impact or decay
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Present participle for to use, empty or drain completely
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Present participle for to fail as a business, usually due to bankruptcy
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Present participle for to forcibly break into parts, especially into halves or along the grain
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Present participle for to tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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Present participle for to expel or send away, especially permanently
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Present participle for to dismiss from duty or employment
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(music) Present participle for to speak in rhyming lyrics rhythmically
Noun
The action of arresting someone
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“There were a dozen or so mustangs in one of the corrals but they were unbroken, and Adam didn't feel himself quite up to bronco busting today.”
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