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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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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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To arrest or legally apprehend
“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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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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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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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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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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To destroy or cause the ruin of
“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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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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To stop operating
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To comprehensively defeat
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(of rain, a crop or supply) To be insufficient when needed or expected
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To fail, especially in spectacular fashion
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To break free from confinement or control
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To use, empty or drain completely
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Goes into receivership
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To expel or send away, especially permanently
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To fail as a business, usually due to bankruptcy
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To forcibly break into parts, especially into halves or along the grain
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To make less powerful or intense, thereby easier to control
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To dismiss from duty or employment
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(music) To speak in rhyming lyrics rhythmically
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Statues considered collectively
“May I have the honor of making a bust of your excellency's head?”
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Plural for an object, person or endeavor in a state of failure
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“Under the stewardship of Johnson and Kennedy, what was once a thriving franchise would turn into an overnight bust.”
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Plural for an arrest for illegal activity
“He sold $600 worth of rock before police made the bust.”
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Plural for a raid or search conducted on a premise, typically due to illegal activity
“After receiving a tip that someone from the clinic was pushing a prescription pill mill, Woods arranged for a bust on the facility.”
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(economics) Plural for the downward portion of a boom and bust cycle
“The conventional wisdom is that this supposed sell-off will result in a stock market bust.”
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Plural for a woman's chest as measured around her breasts
“Her bust size made it easy for her to purchase a fitting dress.”
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(somewhat rare) Plural for a hard strike or hit
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“The boxer had let his guard down and received a hard bust to his chin.”
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Plural for a period of excessive indulgence in drinking alcohol
“The beer bust likely began as a way to let the employees, exhausted after a week of long hours and high quotas, blow off some steam.”
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Plural for a person who lacks intelligence
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Plural for amusement, entertainment, occasionally to excess
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Plural for an unstable time or period, usually marked by intense difficulty or danger
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Plural for the meeting of fists as a social gesture, equivalent to a high-five
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Plural for a statue or structure established to remind people of a person or event
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